Over the years, CIPE has actively contributed to policy discussions and thought leadership in the democracy and economic communities.
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12.07.2020 | Guides & Tools
This How-To Guide for Economic Think Tanks: Lessons in Policy Influence and Organizational Vitality captures insights from the experience of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and its think tank partners from around the globe. CIPE’s mission is to strengthen democracy around th...


12.07.2020 | Guides & Tools
The last decade has witnessed a rapid democratic backsliding marked by declining trust in government, institutions, and business and a shrinking space for a pluralistic civil society. As trust in public and private institutions wanes, increased polarization has greatly reduced reliance on facts, emp...

The Role of Think Tanks

12.07.2020 | Guides & Tools
Think tanks act as brokers of policy knowledge, centers of research, and incubators of new ideas. As brokers, they channel knowledge between scholars, policymakers, and civil society. As applied researchers, they convert multidisciplinary theory and empirics into insights and recommendations package...

Strategic Positioning

12.07.2020 | Guides & Tools
Every think tank makes strategic choices and trade-offs that depend on its purposes, constituencies, and context. A good strategy differentiates a think tank from its peers but aligns the components of its operations toward a common purpose. Ultimately, CIPE views think tanks’ success in terms of ...

Stakeholder Relations and Communications

12.07.2020 | Guides & Tools
A think tank has no greater asset than its reputation. A good reputation attracts supporters and resources, opens access to decision makers and audiences, influences how its message is heard, and protects the organization during crisis. A think tank builds its reputation through the way it conducts ...

Beyond Research

12.07.2020 | Guides & Tools
Think tanks become active participants in the policy process when they engage in advocacy. By pursuing advocacy strategies, think tanks greatly increase the likelihood that their ideas and research will be incorporated into policy. In contrast, if research findings are released without an advocacy p...

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...
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