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Over the years, CIPE has actively contributed to policy discussions and thought leadership in the democracy and economic communities.
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Digital Economy Enabling Environment Guide: Key Areas of Dialogue for Business and Policymakers

10.03.2018 | Guides & Tools | Louisa Tomar, Katrin Kulhmann, Megan Glaub, Mengyi Wang, Kim E. Bettcher, Anna Kompanek, Morgan Frost, Ana Maria Garces Escobar, Aditi Rao, Lanxin Chen, Brian Bieron
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and New Markets Lab (NML) present“Digital Economy Enabling Environment Guide: Key Areas of Dialogue for Business and Policymakers”  This Guide aims to explain the complex legal and regulatory aspects of the digital economy for all stake...

Nigeria: Maritime Ports Feedback Report

09.20.2018 | Case Studies
  Executive Summary Over the last decade, Nigerian maritime port sector experienced concerted efforts by different stakeholders (Federal Government in collaboration with private sector and development partners) to reposition it for efficiency and global best practices. For instance over the la...

Channeling the Tide: Protecting Democracies Amid a Flood of Corrosive Capital

Introduction & Summary There is an alarming trend occurring worldwide that threatens democracy and free market principles. A growing volume of evidence indicates that many forms of capital emanating from authoritarian nations are having a corrosive effect on democratic institutions a...

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...

Guide to Responsible Investment in Post-Conflict Zones

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...
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