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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 ...

Elapedia

07.13.2017 | Mobile Apps
La aplicación de Elapedia, creada para inversores alrededor del mundo, proporciona acceso instantáneo a publicaciones de 100 companías en los cuatro países de la Alianza Pacifica (Chile, Colombio, Mexico y Peru) sobre temas de dirección de empresas. La aplicación grátis en Español, que depen...

2016 Annual Report

06.20.2017 | Annual Reports |
In 2016, CIPE worked on over 130 projects in more than 50 countries. With projects spanning the globe, CIPE supports democratic and economic development in some of the world’s most challenging regions. Working in countries ranging from young and transition democracies to authoritarian non-democra...

Threats to Democracy in Slovakia

05.30.2017 | Articles | Peter Goliaš, Michal Piško, Jozef Hajko
Article at a glance: Despite nearly three decades of progress, the recent rise of authoritarian-leaning and opportunistic politicians in Slovakia and other Central European countries points to the challenges faced by these young democracies. Just like in 1989, growing dissatisfaction is generating ...

Democratic and Economic Development in the Digital Era

04.26.2017 | Articles | Maiko Nakagaki
New opportunities in the interconnected world In the last decade, new information and communications technologies (ICTs) have become less expensive and more accessible for people around the world. According to the International Telecommunications Union, more than 3 billion people1 (nearly 47 percent...

Transitioning to Formality – A Handbook for Policymakers and Business Enterprises

03.01.2017 | Guides & Tools
This Handbook is designed to provide a comprehensive and realistic roadmap for integrating the informal sector1 in the formal economy. It is intended to serve as a resource to provide a foundation for facilitating consensus-building between informal enterprises and state entities relevant to the pro...

Development Evaluation at a Key Inflection Point

02.28.2017 | Articles | Denise L. Baer
Article at a Glance: Convergence of program evaluation and social impact measurement can be catalytic for development if it can mobilize private sector investment to address the estimated $2.5 trillion development funding shortfall. The associated methodological challenges include examining the cau...

Drivers of Violent Extremism

01.18.2017 | Articles | Jessica Jones
Article at a glance: The rise of violent extremism increased global attention on how and why individuals become involved, in order to develop effective programs that counter this phenomenon. “Push” and “pull” factors, along with political drivers and country context, are important elements ...

Business Sector Takes Action to Fight Corruption in Ukraine

12.21.2016 | Articles | Anna Kompanek
Article at a glance: Although corruption remains entrenched in Ukrainian politics and the economy, private sector-led anti-corruption initiatives show a different path for the country. A new Ukrainian anti-corruption law incentivizes prevention and promises stricter enforcement, prompting business ...

Provincial Business Agendas – Afghanistan

05.04.2016 | Guides & Tools
The findings contained in the Provincial Business Agendas (PBA) for Kandahar, Balkh, Heart, and Nangarhar reflect the views of the Afghan businesspeople who participated in the PBA summit meetings held in each region. The views, opinions, and recommendations expressed in this report do not necessari...
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