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Nepal at a Cross-Roads: the Future of Decentralization and Sino-Indian Rivalry

11.20.2019, 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Nepal is at a crossroads. The new 2015 constitution made Nepal a Federal Democratic Republic. The process of state restructuring, from a unitary to a decentralized federal state, though complex, expensive and uncertain, seems to be on track to strengthen Nepal’s democracy. This makes Nepal one bri...
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Responsible Economic Policy-Making in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia

11.13.2019, 10:00AM to 11:00AM
To make informed decisions, citizens need access to objective information on socio-economic challenges and the corresponding policies that can solve them. A Center for International Private Enterprise event on November 13 will focus on assessing the state of affairs in the Western Balkans and how po...
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So You Think You Understand Associations?

11.7.2019, 11:00AM to 12:30PM
So You Think You Understand Associations? What Associations REALLY do to Pave the Road to Self-Reliance   During this conversation, panelists will discuss: Why and when associations choose to self-regulate How independent standards are more transparent, more efficient, and more effective than ...
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Next Steps for Sudan’s Democratic and Economic Transformation

10.10.2019, 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Amidst austerity and a struggling economy, in December 2018 Sudanese began protesting against economic hardships. These protests led to the deposing of President al-Bashir. But the protests and demands of civilian rule continued until an agreement was reached with military leaders for a transitional...
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Leveraging the Private Sector to Improve the Economic Enabling Environment for Women

10.9.2019, 9:30AM to 11:30AM
The World Bank’s Women Business and Law Report estimates that the typical economy only gives women three-quarters of the rights of men when it comes to legal, regulatory, and social norms. Closing the gender gap in the economy could add a staggering $28 trillion to global GDP. On Wednesday, Octobe...
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The IMF, Public Finance, Corruption, and Civil Society

10.2.2019, 12:00PM to 1:30PM
This event is in partnership with the Partnership for Transparency’s Anti-Corruption Forum.   The International Monetary Fund’s newly adopted anti-corruption framework has profound implications for emerging markets globally and signals a clear commitment by the institution to make c...
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What Does the Rise of Global Anti-Corruption Compliance Mean for SMEs?

4.12.2019, 12:30PM to 2:00PM
The classic “Corruption Equation” consists of demand coming from government officials receiving bribes and supply coming from individuals and businesses offering bribes. The supply side of the equation is increasingly covered by laws that place heavy penalties and reputational damage on large co...
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Fighting Corruption with Modern Tech Tools – a Political Approach

1.16.2019, 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Rampant corruption can destroy public support for democracy. New technologies create opportunities for financial shenanigans on an unprecedented scale, but also provide powerful new tools for transparency, accountability, and grassroots citizen watchdogs. From the perspective of a development organ...
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The Voice of Business in Tunisia

12.6.2018, 8:30AM to 12:00PM
                               La Voix Des Affaires en Tunisie : moteur essentiel à la réussite des politiques de croissance économique et au développement des entreprises Depuis quelques années, l’économie tunisienne n’est pas à son apogée malgré les politiques adopté...
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Building Inclusive Democracies: Empowering Women in Economic Life

11.14.2018, 2:00PM to 3:30PM
A Briefing Series Inspired by Sustainable Development Goal #5: “Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls.”   To watch the livestream of this event, click here! Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) welcome you to this...
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Building a Global Enabling Environment for the Digital Economy

11.7.2018, 9:30AM to 11:30AM
    The digital economy can drive democratic and economic development by opening new market channels for local businesses, promoting inclusive trade, and boosting tax revenue for governments to provide essential services. At the same time, legal and regulatory frameworks impact how innova...
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Governing is Not Just Government: The Importance of Self-Regulation in Development

11.1.2018, 2:00PM to 3:30PM
  Self-regulation is necessary to promoting democracy and social justice, yet it is one of the least understood aspects of the democratic process. Democracies advance, in part, because of self-regulation. Self-regulation is essential to developing strong democratic institutions, for without it,...
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Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets

10.23.2018, 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets Hosted by EMPEA | Date: 23 October 2018 | Venue: Sheraton Grand Park Lane, London For more information, please visit: http://go.empea.org/SIEM-18 About Private capital has a critical role to play in ensuring successful delivery of the Sustainable Developme...
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Mainstreaming Cybersecurity in International Development: How Do We Need to Adapt?

7.31.2018, 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Cyberspace and the digital economy are rapidly shifting around the world, both in engineering and in terms of policies. Many countries are rushing to adopt or implement new cyber strategies and laws to address the increasingly complex threat landscape, as well as greater demands from citizens for pr...
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Reclaiming the Internet for Democracy

7.19.2018, 12:00PM to 2:00PM
  How are various groups working to ensure that the internet remains an open platform for democratic engagement? What are the biggest challenges they face? What can be done to support their efforts? At present, global internet policy decisions are dominated by large tech firms and state actors...
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What Future for Cameroon?

7.17.2018, 9:00AM to 10:30AM
Cameroon is experiencing a dramatic decline in democratic freedoms and individual liberties amid an escalating internal conflict. Since 2016, protests over the imposition of the French language in the minority anglophone regions of the country have been strongly suppressed by the largely francophon...
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Belt and Road Initiative: How to Mitigate the Governance Impacts

6.29.2018, 12:30PM to 2:00PM
  In 2013, the Chinese government unveiled its One Belt One Road initiative (BRI). Covering an expanse of 68 countries and 65% of the global population, the Chinese government is looking to invest up to $900 billion USD of infrastructure investments over the next decade, broadening China’s a...
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