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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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The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Regional Stability in the Sahel

04.30.2021 | Case Studies | CIPE
CIPE is dedicated to supporting innovative solutions that support women business leaders and entrepreneurs across the Sahel. As an example of our approach, on March 16, CIPE hosted a virtual event titled, Contribution de l’Entrepreneuriat Féminin à la Stabilité au Sahel in collaboration with th...

Voices of Resilience: COVID-19 and Women Entrepreneurs in Eurasia Essay Series

11.18.2020 | Articles
Introduction To better understand how COVID-19 has impacted Eurasian women in the economy, CIPE reached out to its network of partners and contacts to encourage women entrepreneurs from across the region to tell their personal stories of challenge, success, and change over the past months. CIPE rece...

COVID-19’s Arrival in PNG: Impacts on PNG Women-Owned and -Operated MSMEs

07.30.2020 | Case Studies | Jane Kim, Hannah Rosenfeld
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report presents the findings of a mixed-method survey conducted to examine the operating environment of businesswomen in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the economic pressures of COVID-19, women entrepreneurs face high risks of business suspe...

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...

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 ...

Mentorship Programs Build the Success of Women Entrepreneurs in Nicaragua

07.13.2015 | Articles | Maiko Nakagaki
Article at a glance Improving Nicaragua’s economy involves supporting women to expand their businesses at the micro and small enterprise level Leadership and confidence building are key factors for women entrepreneurs to expand their businesses in Nicaragua Exposing university students to real-wo...

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

10.30.2014 | Case Studies | Marc Schleifer, Maiko Nakagaki
Introduction Since the 1980s, a remarkable transformation has been underway in Bangladesh. Once the scene of chronic famine, the country is now food self-sufficient, and its economy has averaged around 6 percent growth in recent years. In the process, a booming, export-oriented garment sector has ge...

Guide to Women’s Empowerment Programs

03.20.2012 | Guides & Tools | Anna Kompanek, Lauren Citrome
Creating a legitimate system of democratic governance is impossible to achieve without the full inclusion of women, as they account for roughly half of our society. In order to support those interested in implementing women’s empowerment programs, this guidebook provides background information on ...

Strategies for Policy Reform Volume 2: Engaging in Democratic Governance

03.06.2010 | Case Studies
Strategies for Policy Reform, Volume 2 reveals how local reformers in partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) have transformed policy dialogue in their countries to create a vibrant private sector and civil society. This volume presents models of effective, innovative...
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