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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 Corporate Governance Guide for Family-Owned Companies

02.03.2008 | 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 ...

Helping Build Democracy that Delivers

11.15.2007 | Guides & Tools | Kim E. 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...

How to Advocate Effectively: Guidebook for Business Associations

10.10.2007 | 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...

Legislative Advisory Services Toolkit

10.01.2007 | 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...

Strategies for Policy Reform: Experiences from Around the World

06.01.2007 | Case Studies | Kim E. 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 ...

National Business Agenda Guidebook

06.01.2006 | Guides & Tools
A national business agenda (NBA) is a vital tool for the business community to encourage investment and stimulate business activity and economic growth. Developing an agenda mobilizes the business community to use its skills to effect public policy reform by setting legislative and regulatory priori...

Democratic Governance: The Key to Political and Democratic Reform

01.22.2004 | Articles | John D. Sullivan, Aleksandra Shkolnikov, 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...

Business Associations and Democratic Reform

01.22.2004 | 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...

Business Associations for the 21st Century – 2007

07.25.1997 | 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.
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