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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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Tackling the Supply Side of Corruption in Thailand

09.30.2014 | Case Studies | John Morrell
Corruption is widespread in Thailand, hindering business activity and impeding economic growth. According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, Thailand ranks 102 out of 177 countries and territories. Since 2010, under the guidance of the Center for International Private E...

Instituting Improvements in Public Governance in the Philippines

09.04.2014 | Case Studies | John Morrell
Introduction At a conference held in Manila in 2013, the city of San Fernando presented the results of its work with the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA), CIPE’s longtime public governance partner in the Philippines. The mayor of this bustling city of 250,000 in central Luzon explained that ...

Improving the Environment for Entrepreneurship in Nepal

08.13.2014 | Case Studies | Teodora Mihaylova, Sarita Sapkota
Introduction In 2006, Nepal emerged from a decade long insurgency and centuries-old monarchical governance. The country was undergoing a transition to democracy, characterized by elections and the adoption of a new constitution. Recognizing an opening in this new political context Samriddhi, The Pro...

The Philippine Experience in Transition

09.06.2012 | Articles | Jesus P. Estanislao
Article at a glance: • The experience of the Philippines can be instructive to countries currently undergoing their own democratic transitions. • Citizenship in a democracy requires responsibility. Rights and privileges must be accompanied by a sense of duty and social responsibility. • Democr...

Corporate Citizenship Manual for Development Finance Institutions

06.05.2012 | Guides & Tools
DFIs as Responsible Corporate Citizens Sustainability, a recent trend in international development, has redefined how companies and financial institutions around the world do business. Whereas before, business actions were largely driven by profits, today, people and the environment are also importa...

The Causes and Consequences of China’s Distorted Real Estate Market

08.31.2010 | Articles | Catherine Tai
As China enjoys extraordinary economic growth and showcases exceptional resilience during the worst financial crisis in decades, observers nevertheless note that the country continues to suffer from a number of fundamental economic problems, not least of which is the increasing tension between the r...

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...

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...
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