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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
Introduction The main objective of this report is to analyze the current perception of democracy in Poland, describe challenges facing the development of democracy, and identify actions that can improve the rule of law. The report is based on the recent results of roundtable discussions with thought...

Democratic and Market Values Face Obstacles in Poland

10.13.2017 | 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 | Martina Hrvolova
The Institute for Market Economics (IME), an independent economic policy think tank in Bulgaria, has sought to define the main challenges to democracy, investigating their roots and identifying possible solutions. In addition to its research, IME recently conducted two surveys. The general sentiment...

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...

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...

2015 Annual Report

01.06.2016 | Annual Reports
CIPE published its 2015 annual report in an all-digital, interactive format for the first time. Since the establishment of CIPE in 1983, the world has gone through many changes. CIPE has been at the forefront of promoting democratic governance and economic freedom around the globe. Our work is as ...

Guide to Youth Advocacy

04.14.2015 | Guides & Tools | Maiko Nakagaki, Anna Kompanek, Frank Stroker
Young people play an essential role in driving innovation in policy by injecting new ideas and solutions into the legislative process. However, engaging youth in policy advocacy can be both challenging and counterproductive, as misinterpretations can easily be made regarding such a broad range of pe...

2014 Annual Report

04.14.2015 | Annual Reports
  The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) delivers extensive experience and tools from three decades of engagement in democratic and market reforms. Its seasoned experts produce real world results through the implementation of workable, cost-effective, business-led solutions to...

CIPE Guide to Governance Reform

08.27.2014 | Guides & Tools | Kim E. Bettcher
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has developed proven techniques for advancing democratic and market reforms, which private sector groups around the world have used to improve the business environment and the quality of governance. The CIPE Guide to Governance Reform introduces...

2013 Annual Report

04.03.2014 | Annual Reports
Around the world, tens of millions of men and women strive every day to improve their lives through private enterprise. Over time, their individual accomplishments can add up to wholesale economic and political transformation. But in order for these businesspeople to create change, they need more th...
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