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Us, the Machines, and Democracy

06.17.2022 | CIPE Insight | Louisa Tomar
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are quickly evolving as the scale of computation power and the volume of data continues to grow. This technology already has major implications for society, business, governance, rule of law and human rights. Globally, norms and standards around AI&...

Meeting the Summit of the Americas Challenges

06.09.2022 | CIPE Insight | John Zemko
The Summit of the Americas held June 6-10 should spur new dialogue between governments and businesses in the hemisphere on various challenges Many Latin American leaders at the Ninth Summit of the Americas face a stark reality: how to address increasing challenges to democracy in the region. Econom...

Whither Democracy? Perspectives from South Asia

12.03.2021 | CIPE Insight | Aarya Nijat
Aarya Nijat in Conversation with Akash Shrestha, Dr. Ali Riaz, Dr. Nishan De Mel & Dr. Vaqar Ahmed. Expert responses are almost verbatim, edited only for continuity, length and flow. President Biden is convening a virtual Summit for Democracy on December 9-10. This will be the first of two summi...

Make 2022 a Year of Action to Promote Democracy and Opportunity

11.22.2021 | CIPE Insight | Andrew Wilson
This December, the Biden Administration will convene the first-ever Summit for Democracy. This important gathering, with its three pillars – fighting authoritarianism, battling corruption, and advancing respect for human rights – comes at a critical moment. It will galvanize people who believe ...

Democracies Must Build Trust to Drive COVID-19 Recovery

11.01.2021 | CIPE Insight | Anna Kompanek
“Trust” means having a confident relationship with the unknown. According to Rachel Botsman, Trust Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, that includes enabling small and large acts of cooperation that add up to increased economic efficiency. Likewise, it is necessary for people ...

The Link Between Open Economies and Open Societies

10.21.2021 | CIPE Insight | Kim Eric Bettcher
Editors’s note: This article was first posted on The Foreign Policy Centre website and is part of a larger publication with Westminster Foundation for Democracy. Title: “Global Britain for an open world?” The challenge of defending and advancing democracy around the world is intertwined with ...

There Is More to Democracy That Delivers

08.13.2021 | CIPE Insight | Aarya Nijat
U.S. President Joe Biden will host a virtual democracy summit on December 9-10, 2021. The purpose of the summit is to exercise American leadership towards global democratic renewal by focusing across three principal themes: defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting r...

Building a More Fair and Vibrant Global Economy

03.02.2021 | CIPE Insight
Efforts to ensure gender equality and inclusion are growing priorities for communities and governments worldwide. Many are looking to CIPE’s Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment (CWEE) and its wide global partner network to help make change. CWEE, which officially celebrates its third anniver...

Defining a New Social Contract: The Role of Business in Democracy

02.22.2021 | CIPE Insight | Andrew Wilson
Much of the world is increasingly concerned about inequality, climate change, and widespread political dysfunction. Over the past year, problems have been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, also prompting new questions about whether the liberal democratic order established after World War II has ru...

The Role of Business in Building a Stronger American Democracy

01.21.2021 | CIPE Insight | Andrew Wilson
Though we have turned our calendars to 2021, the major challenges that faced the United States in 2020 have not yet abated. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated underlying inequities, while a bitterly contested election has laid bare our political divisions. Both took place against the backdrop of ...

Pricing Risk for Opportunistic Investment in Emerging Markets

01.15.2021 | CIPE Insight | Bill Endsley
Albania, Romania and North Macedonia have a degree of effective governance including the ability for citizens to petition the government and relatively free markets. The primary risk for investors in all of these countries is government regulation. While most of these countries have a favorable taxa...

Building Resilient Economies and Democracies in 2021 and Beyond

01.06.2021 | CIPE Insight
Building Resilient Economies and Democracies January is typically viewed as a time of transition and renewed hope for the future. For many, that includes a commitment to change and we can expect a lot of it in 2021. The new year starts with the slow rollout of COVID vaccines and intense debate over...

Businesses Must Build Trust for Post-COVID Rebuilding

09.21.2020 | CIPE Insight | Anna Kompanek
The Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation (OECD) defines trust as a person’s belief that another person or institution will act consistently with the expectations of positive behavior. Trust in businesses and the economic institutions in which they operate is essential for the bro...

Innovation is a Necessity for Survival

04.28.2020 | CIPE Insight | Karim Shaaban
“Innovate or die” was coined by the father of business management, Peter Drucker. This concept cannot be truer and more urgent than now under the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic crisis. Innovation is defined as an idea, method, process, product, or practical solution to meet a need. It im...

The Urgency of Transparency

04.02.2020 | CIPE Insight | Karim Shaaban, Robert C. Harris
Editor’s Note: CIPE and partners around the globe are among those urging governments to ensure COVID-19 relief and response activities are transparent and corruption-free, so that citizens remain informed and receive the most benefit possible. The Lebanese Transparency Association has started ...

Three Reasons to be Optimistic About Trade in Latin America

01.27.2020 | CIPE Insight | José Raúl Perales
José Raúl Perales, Deputy Director at the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation explains the trends he sees in the region’s trade facilitation landscape. While speaking at a recent hemispheric business summit in Washington DC, a group of executives from several Latin American countries asked me...
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