WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) today released today a guidebook of case studies, the Strategies for Policy Reform volume 3, which can serve as a playbook for think tanks, business associations, NGOs, and policymakers.
“The case studies in the Strategies for Policy Reform embody real-world program experiences,” John D. Sullivan, Executive Director of CIPE, said today. “Intended as inspiration and guidance for reformers, the cases capture a broad range of learning which may be adapted to new circumstances.”
Major global trends are changing the way we approach international assistance and policy reform. Private sector-led growth has produced enormous opportunities, even as market freedom and access to opportunity remain uneven. Political upheaval has raised hopes for democratic freedoms, yet freedom too often is undermined by poor governance.
To tackle some of these problems, CIPE compiled case studies that fit into its four areas of focus: Enterprise Ecosystems, Business Advocacy, Democratic Governance, and Anti-corruption & Ethics. These programs build the foundations of democratic market systems and create opportunities for citizens from many walks of life.
Governance reforms must adjust to shifting circumstances. Each country requires distinctive sets of solutions that reflect local capabilities, needs, and values. Strategies for Policy Reform volume 3 contains examples of country-specific approaches that have resulted in real impact, including collective action against corruption in Thailand and policy advocacy to improve opportunity for women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh.
The book is available for free download on the CIPE website.