Resources

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

Promoting Youth Development: Policy options and reform recommendations

08.05.2009 | Articles | Eric Hontz
In order to capture the potential of the dramatic increase in the youth population, new policies need to be developed in an inclusive manner. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s business leaders and elected officials. A well-crafted set of policies developed with the input of youth is critical for the ...

The Business of Democracies that Deliver: Reflections on CIPE’s 25th Anniversary

05.15.2009 | Articles | John D. Sullivan
This year, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) celebrates the 25th anniversary of its founding. CIPE was created in 1983 and is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This anniversary provides...

2008 Annual Report

01.31.2009 | Annual Reports
  After 25 years of strengthening democracy through market-oriented reform, this report celebrates CIPE’s partnership approach that has been the foundation for its success. Each regional section features an established CIPE partner and looks to the future of reform by profiling an emerging p...

CIPE Guide to Program Development

01.01.2009 | Guides & Tools | Kim Eric Bettcher
The CIPE Guide to Program Development introduces techniques and principles that are essential to the development of robust reform agendas. This guide explains how CIPE assists private sector citizens in designing and implementing their own reforms tailored to their country’s situation. Helping bui...

Corporate Governance for Emerging Markets

08.01.2008 | 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...

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 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...

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 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 ...

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...
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