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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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2011 Annual Report

04.23.2012 | Annual Reports
  Throughout 2011, CIPE’s partners and programs showcased the crucial role that the private sector plays in economic reform and democratic development. This report highlights our partners, their successes and achievements, and the exceptional nature of their work. View the 2011 annual report...

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 ...

A Resource Handbook for Economic and Business Journalists

02.10.2012 | Guides & Tools | Syed Asad Hussain
The media has the responsibility to provide society with objective, accurate, and timely information of economic trends and events, however incomprehensible jargon is regularly used in news reports without an explanation of the context and meaning of such words, thereby alienating ordinary readers o...

Building Institutions that Make Property Markets Work

11.30.2011 | Articles | Anna Kompanek
Understanding of property rights often remains limited to property titles, without deeper appreciation of the underlying and interconnected institutions that make property rights meaningful and allow property markets to function. This study utilizes the International Property Markets Scorecard creat...

Governance Principles for Business Associations and Chambers of Commerce

11.06.2011 | Guides & Tools
Good governance is essential to creating business associations that are independent and mission-driven, can grow a broad membership base, can be responsible financial stewards, provide membership services, and effectively represent their member interests in the public policy process. Having this in ...

Making the Most of Public-Private Dialogue: An Advocacy Approach

05.01.2011 | Articles | Kim Eric Bettcher
Public-private dialogue strengthens policymaking by incorporating valuable private input and creating momentum for reform. For dialogue to be most productive, the private sector must take initiative to advocate for its priorities in a participatory policy process. This toolkit aids business leaders ...

2010 Annual Report

02.03.2011 | Annual Reports
                      Throughout 2010, CIPE worked across the globe to support democratic reform and developing market economies. This report highlights our partners, their successes and achievements, and the exceptional nature of their work. A...

Combating Corruption: A Private Sector Approach

01.04.2011 | Guides & Tools
Introduction Corruption occurs in all societies, but threatens the economic and political fortunes of developing countries the most. Bribery, conflicts of interest, and illegal deals impose heavy costs on the economy while distorting development policies and undermining confidence in public institut...

Combating Corruption: A Private Sector Approach

01.01.2011 | Articles | Kim Eric Bettcher, Borris Melnikov
The participation of the private sector in the fight against corruption is key to success. The most effective anti-corruption programs engage the private sector in institutional reforms that promote competitive markets and good governance. This toolkit introduces important concepts, explains how to ...

Tashabos: An Education in Entrepreneurship

11.23.2010 | Case Studies | Xiaohang Liu
In 2004, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) recognized the need for students in Afghanistan to learn entrepreneurial and business skills in addition to their core studies. This case study, and this separate installment of highlights specifically from the Bamiyan Province capture...

Democratic Governance and the Performance of Democracy

09.15.2010 | Articles | Larry Diamond
In this in-depth analysis written by Larry Diamond, he touches on the necessary checks and balances that are essential to monitor, constrain, expose, and punish the abuse of power within democracies. The legitimacy of democracy – as measured both directly by support for democracy as the best f...

2009 Annual Report

04.01.2010 | Annual Reports
                                        Throughout 2009, CIPE worked across the globe to support reformers fighting for democracy and market economies. This report highlights our partners, their succ...

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...

Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism: What Is a Market Economy and How Can It Deliver?

01.30.2010 | Articles | Robert Litan
Article at a glance The traditional approach to studying economic growth overlooks the importance of individuals and individual firms. Market economies are not monolithic – there are four different types of capitalism (oligarchic, state-guided, big-firm, and entrepreneurial), each with different ...

25 Year Impact Evaluation

01.01.2010 | Evaluations | Kim Eric Bettcher, Joel Scanlon, Nigina Malikova, Steven B. Rogers
On the occasion of the Center for International Private Enterprise’s (CIPE) 25th anniversary, this internal evaluation study reviews the accomplishments and lessons of the past 10 years and reflects on a quarter century of progress. The report encompasses both micro-level project impact and macro-...

Corporate Governance – The Intersection of Public and Private Reform

09.04.2009 | Guides & Tools | Eric Hontz
Introduction: The Linkages between Corporate Governance and Development Successful development efforts demand a holistic approach, in which various programs and strategies are recognized for their important contributions to progress and prosperity. In this regard, linkages between corporate governan...
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