From Ethiopia to Papua New Guinea, Moldova to Peru, and Yemen to Cambodia, CIPE is currently carrying out over 130 projects in more than 50 countries.
Long after a country or a region disappears from the headlines, important work remains to prevent progress from being overturned. CIPE supports its local partners in leading sustainable development initiatives and assists key reformers in places where progress has yet to take hold. CIPE and its partners apply lessons learned across regions, taking innovative approaches in countries at various stages of democratic and economic reform.
Through dialogue, collective action, and collaboration with government and civil society, the private sector is helping to build the institutions that will allow democracy to flourish in Africa.
In Asia & the Pacific, CIPE works to promote democratic societies and private sector led economies, to strengthen civil society, and to cultivate public demand for good governance and political accountability.
Europe and Eurasia display a range of trends, caught between pro- and anti-reform tendencies. Illiberal leaders stoke nativism in established democracies and strong executives consolidate power in authoritarian countries. While some new democracies make progress, others struggle to consolidate.
CIPE’s Global programs help private sector bolster public confidence in the democratic and market institutions by reaffirming fundamental values, strengthening mechanisms of transparency and integrity, connecting networks of reformers, and exploring innovative responses to new challenges.
CIPE’s programs in Latin America and the Caribbean focus on addressing challenges in the region by mobilizing the private sector’s participation to strengthen democratic institutions and address key public policy issues related to corruption, citizen insecurity, and lack of economic opportunities.
With the exception of Tunisia, the hope and promise of the Arab Spring uprisings have given way to resurgent authoritarianism and violent conflict. Weak governance and inadequate economic opportunities fuel dissatisfaction, stoke unrest and add to the appeal of extremism.
The resilience of democracy in South Asia is challenged by weak governance, wealth disparities, gender discrimination, extremism, and pressure on civil society. Yet these countries have young, growing populations, some key institutional frameworks, and strong foundations for economic development.