Over the years, CIPE has actively contributed to policy discussions and thought leadership in the democracy and economic communities.
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Business Associations for the 21st Century – 2007

Articles | Mark McCord
As the competitive environment becomes increasingly challenging, this reading offers key advice to business leader’s seeking to create powerful and sustainable business associations that can effectively adapt to our rapidly changing world. Download the article for more information.

Business Associations and Democratic Reform

Articles | John D. Sullivan
Although most groups involved in the process of democratic, market-based reform are well aware of the important economic policy fundamentals – such as macroeconomic stabilization, trade liberalization, and privatization necessary to achieve it, there is perhaps less awareness of the political dime...

Democratic Governance: The Key to Political and Democratic Reform

Articles | John D. Sullivan, Catherine Kuchta-Helbling
Establishing the necessary governance institutions is essential to the future of democracy and free markets and to the stability of the international system. The consequences for countries lacking strong democratic governance practices can range from political to economic loses, as well as destabili...

Creating a Voice for Entrepreneurs in Montenegro

Case Studies | Kim Eric Bettcher
The collapse of the former Yugoslavia left Montenegro with an economy in tatters, political instability, a worn-out socialist production system, and rampant corruption. After years of little progress on overcoming those obstacles, two local organizations, the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic...

Strategies for Policy Reform: Experiences from Around the World

Case Studies | Kim Eric Bettcher, Teodora Mihaylova, Julie Johnson
This book presents case studies of effective, innovative reform programs designed and implemented by business associations, think tanks, and other independent organizations in partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Each chapter illustrates an important theme in the ...

Legislative Advisory Services Toolkit

Guides & Tools
A legislative advisory service analyzes proposed legislation and provides simple cost/benefit assessments of its impact. This service provides a mechanism for private sector organizations to express their views on economic issues and take part in national economic policymaking. It also helps legisl...

How to Advocate Effectively: Guidebook for Business Associations

Guides & Tools
While CIPE actively helps business organizations around the world to develop and implement their advocacy programs, it’s important for program managers to fully understand how and why advocacy efforts must adapt to the internal environment in a given country – whether it is political upheaval or...

Helping Build Democracy that Delivers

Guides & Tools | Kim Eric Bettcher
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is unique among groups that support democratization in that it mobilizes the private sector—business communities, economic think tanks, business journalists—for reform by making “the business case for democracy.” By understanding the loc...

The Corporate Governance Guide for Family-Owned Companies

Guides & Tools
Family-owned companies are characterized as organizations in which the shareholders belong to the same family and participate substantially in the management, direction, and operation of the company. It is widely recognized that each family has its own unique unwritten rules, values, histories, and ...

Corporate Governance for Emerging Markets

Guides & Tools
This toolkit introduces key concepts in corporate governance, provides a framework for applying corporate governance principles to emerging markets situations, and outlines the four-step strategy developed by the Center for International Private Enterprise for corporate governance reform. For inform...
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