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Lessons in Democratic Development

05.25.2018 | Case Studies | John D. Sullivan
For 35 years, the Center for International Private Enterprise has participated in a worldwide effort to build the institutions of markets and democracy. During that time, CIPE has developed a number of innovative programs in partnership with business associations, think tanks, and other nongovernmen...

Guía de Inversión Responsable en Zonas de Posconflicto

04.10.2018 | Guides & Tools
Introduction: Guide to Responsible Investment in Post-Conflict Zones Colombia has achieved great successes despite having experienced various forms of violence and conflict since the mid-twentieth century. For several decades its economy has grown steadily, without fluctuations or significant crises...

Changing Destinies: How Entrepreneurs Help Build Democracy

11.16.2017 | Articles | Kim E. Bettcher
Entrepreneurs drive change. They provide ideas, initiative, and leadership that invigorate development and transform society. Young, growing firms lead economic change by propelling gains in productivity and employment. In doing so, they reshape attitudes, social relations, and institutions. They ar...

Democratic and Market Values Face Obstacles in Poland

10.16.2017 | Articles | Mieczysław Bąk, Anna Szczesniak, Przemysław Kulawczuk
Article at a Glance: When the socially conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS) came to majority power in Poland in 2015, it was the country’s first single-party or non-coalition government since the fall of Communism. The biggest threat to democracy is the ongoing Constitutional Court crisis, wh...

The Role of the Private Sector in Improving Public Services in Arab Nations

08.22.2017 | Articles | Patrick Mardini
Article at a glance: Public service delivery in Arab countries, particularly Lebanon, is unsatisfactory due to misaligned incentives. Ethical and competent public servants are unable to provide satisfactory goods and services because of the inefficient nature of state bureaucracy. Replacing governm...

Democratic Backsliding in Bulgaria

07.31.2017 | Articles | Petar Ganev
Political Landscape in Bulgaria Bulgaria joined the European Union (EU) in 2007. At the time, EU entry was viewed as a fundamental step towards stronger democratic institutions and economic growth. However, the belief that pressure for change that comes from the outside (the EU) would be sufficient ...
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