Over the years, CIPE has actively contributed to policy discussions and thought leadership in the democracy and economic communities.
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Getting Started

12.07.2020 | Guides & Tools
As the suggestions and cases in this How-To Guide for Economic Think Tanks illustrate, there is no “one-size-fits-all” formula for any think tank. However, there are traits that are common to many leading think tanks around the world, including CIPE partners. These nine keys to success are: Def...


12.07.2020 | Guides & Tools
Think tanks shape the policy space in many ways, from analyzing ideas and policy performance to educating decision makers and fostering debate. A wise think tank leader, though, will not dive into every contest and opportunity that is presented. It is too easy for the power of ideas to get lost in t...

Digital RMB: All Show, No Substance

12.02.2020 | Articles | Chen Bing-Ming
With digital payments, the user sends transaction instructions to a financial institution, either directly or indirectly, via an electronic terminal, resulting in the transfer of money or capital. As mobile smart devices became ubiquitous, tech giants like Alipay and WeChat Pay have been pushing the...

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...

Strengthening Regional Cooperation in South Asia to Address COVID Challenges

11.17.2020 | Articles | Posh Raj Pandey
Introduction The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. As of October 18, 39,596,858 people have been affected and 1,107,374 lives have been lost due to COVID-19 worldwide. Almost all the countries are now in the grip of the virus[1]. South Asia, comprising A...

How to Combat Corruption During COVID-19 in Pakistan

11.04.2020 | Articles | Nida Qasim Khan
Introduction At no. 32 on Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perceptions index, Pakistan is considered a high-risk country for corruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic, Transparency International estimated that corruption in the health sector cost at least USD ...

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Indonesia’s Political- Economic Order

10.28.2020 | Articles | Ahmad Khoirul Umam, Muhamad Rosyid Jazuli
Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic which started in Wuhan, China has now spread to 213 countries and territories. The spread of this pandemic has shown an exponential growth trend. The fatality rate, – the number of deaths divided by the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 – has i...

The Importance of ‘Where’ in Revitalization Strategies for Nepal — Part 4

10.21.2020 | Articles | Indra Sharan KC, Paul Lundberg
SUMMARY The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath may have a transformational impact on the Nepali economy. Both government and non-state actors have recognized the important role of digital data technology in Nepal’s future economy. However, much of the accessible data remains scattered, generalize...

Further Burdened: Women and the Pandemic in Pakistan

10.13.2020 | Articles | Dr. S Akbar Zaidi
The multiple normalized burdens on women – from social and so-called ‘cultural’ ostracization and exclusion, patriarchal norms which discriminate simply on the basis of gender, economic and political marginalization and discrimination, and issues of gender violence, to name just a few – were...

Governance in a Pandemic

10.05.2020 | Guides & Tools | Robert C. Harris
Boards are adapting to remote meetings for governance purposes. Post-pandemic associations will maintain some form of adapted governance. When asked how to adapt, I offer this advice: A. Technology – Find your platform and be familiar with benefits such as raising hands, muting, and polling. You w...

Impact of COVID-19 Response on Unemployment in Sri Lanka

10.01.2020 | Articles | Nishan de Mel, Mihindu Perera
INTRODUCTION Goal number eight of the Sustainable Development Goals is set out as “Decent work and economic growth.” This goal recognizes that economic growth is not just an end, but also a means in itself of generating jobs – productive and meaningful work, an enduring measure of human develo...

The Importance of ‘Where’ in Revitalization Strategies for Nepal — Part 3

09.29.2020 | Articles | Paul Lundberg, Indra Sharan KC
SUMMARY This is the third of a four-part series emphasizing open access to place-based digital data as the basis for post-COVID revitalization efforts in Nepal. Part 1 introduced the need for greater efforts to foster open data sharing. Part 2 recognized the potential for access to open digital data...

COVID-19 and Tourism in Nepal: Opportunities for New Pathways

09.25.2020 | Articles | Posh Raj Pandey
INTRODUCTION Flip through any important official or political document, whether the Constitution of Nepal, the election manifestos of political parties or a development plan of the government, tourism seems a magic wand for socio-economic transformation and development in Nepal. As the country is bl...

Economic Reforms for Economic Prosperity: There is no Alternative to Speedy Reform

09.23.2020 | Articles | Sujeev Shakya
SUMMARY The post-pandemic recovery will require large sums of investment that will not be met through interventions from development partners. Nepal will have to open itself to foreign investments by competing with other countries to attract investments and technology to push growth along with craft...

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...
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