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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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Russian Economic Footprint in Ukraine

09.18.2020 | Case Studies
Download the Report Here   On September 14, CIPE Partner, the Centre for Economic Strategy, launched a report on Russian Economic Footprint in Ukraine with the webinar, “Russian Investments bypass Sanctions in Ukraine: How to stop them.” Eric Hontz, CIPE Deputy Regional Director, gave...

Russian Economic Footprint in the Western Balkans

07.23.2020 | Case Studies
In 2017, CIPE embarked on a unique project, pioneering a new, comprehensive methodology to analyze: first, how “governance gaps” – such as loopholes in anticorruption policies, non-transparent procurement practices, and a lack of strong competition policies –create in the Balkans opportunit...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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