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Democracy that Delivers #60: Martha Boudreau on the Importance of Messaging and Branding in the Non-Profit World

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 23:33
This week on the Democracy that Delivers podcast, AARP Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Martha Boudreau discusses the importance of messaging and branding in the world of non-profits. A CIPE board member and top communications strategist in the DC area, … Continue reading →

M&E, Technology, and $2,000 Smartphones in Argentina

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 01:23
This article originally appeared on  By Alexandra Tyers Last week, I was in Rosario, Argentina with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and their partner in Argentina, Fundacion Libertad. I was there delivering a two-day training workshop on … Continue reading →

Transformational Leadership Wanted

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:51
In today’s world of polarized politics, divisions within societies struggling with the history of divisions feel particularly deep. Countries emerging from conflict, such as Colombia or South Sudan, are striving to make progress toward non-violence and reconciliation. Even in peaceful, … Continue reading →

Democracy That Delivers Podcast #59: Selima Ahmad on How Women’s Economic Empowerment Leads to Democratic Participation

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 00:00
Founder and President of the Bangladesh Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) Selima Ahmad returns to the Democracy that Delivers podcast to talk about helping women move beyond micro-enterprise to larger businesses. She also discusses how when women become … Continue reading →

Women Head More than a Quarter of Refugee Households. What’s Next for Them?

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 23:13
I am their father. I am their mother. I am everything to them.  Each year on March 8, the world observes International Women’s Day, a day to recognize both how far we as a global community have come, and also … Continue reading →

Trail Blazing in Sri Lanka: the Sri Lanka Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 21:20
Women represent 51.58 percent of the population of Sri Lanka, according to official data published by the Department of Census and Statistics in 2016. However, their participation in the economy remains low. Women make up only 36.5 percent of the 8. … Continue reading →

Democracy That Delivers Podcast #58: Eli Webb on the Challenges Women Face in Papua New Guinea

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:33
On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, CIPE Country Coordinator for Papua New Guinea Eli Webb discusses the challenges women face in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the work being done to empower women from all levels of society. Webb … Continue reading →

Harnessing the Power of the Digital Economy to Achieve Global Development Goals

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 21:33
      This piece originally appeared in the WIIT Communique.  The invention of the telegraph was seen as“completely revolutionizing existing modes of doing business; for when telegraphic lines become extended, and its transmitting powers vastly improve, as they doubtless … Continue reading →

Defending Liberal Democracy in Emerging Markets

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 01:13
Following a wave of global democratization, over the last decade democracies in emerging markets have been tested from above and below. In countries previously seen as successes, citizens are frustrated by economic stagnation and dislocation, dissatisfied with underperforming governments, and … Continue reading →

Economic Reform Feature Service Article: Development Evaluation at a Key Inflection Point

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 21:43
                  An inflection point is a turning point.  Recent developments promise such a turning point for international development and development evaluation.  What would make this turning point catalytic is if it can … Continue reading →

Democracy That Delivers Podcast #57: Karen Kerrigan on Why it is Important to Support Entrepreneurship Worldwide

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 01:00
On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, President and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council Karen Kerrigan discusses why it is important for the United States to support entrepreneurship around the globe. Kerrigan discusses challenges faced by entrepreneurs … Continue reading →

Francis Fukuyama: Ukraine Should Rebuild the State Management System and Eliminate Corruption

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 23:12
By Anastasia Baklan Francis Fukuyama recently visited Kyiv and Lviv on behalf of a joint initiative between Stanford’s Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law, the Ukrainian Catholic University’s School of Public Management and CIPE, to kick start the … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #56: Aurelio Concheso on the Challenge Facing Liberal Democracy in Latin America

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 01:26
In this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, Aurelio Concheso, President of the Advisory Board of Venezuelan think tank Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento (CEDICE), and a member of CIPE’s Free Enterprise and Democracy Network, discusses populism in Latin America and the … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #55: Defending Liberal Democracy in Emerging Markets

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 02:55
In recent years, populist and authoritarian leaders around the world have openly sought to discredit liberal principles and undermine democratic values such as the rule of law and checks on authority. This encroachment on liberal democracy has been accompanied in … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #54: Bill Endsley on How Property Rights Are Essential for Business Development and Economic Growth

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 02:33
On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, Secretary General of the International Real Estate Federation – USA, Bill Endsley, discusses the importance of property rights for economic growth and prosperity. Endsley talks about how a lack of property rights, or … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #53: Jerzy Pomianowski on Supporting Democracy and Freedom in the EU Neighborhood

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 01:24
This week on the Democracy that Delivers podcast, Executive Director of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) Jerzy Pomianowski discusses how the EED came about and the focus of its work today. He shares his philosophy that democracy can only … Continue reading →

Private Sector Innovation in Refugee Response and Why it Matters

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 00:44
More than five and a half years deep into the Syrian war, the development aid space is crowded: crowded with emergency relief agencies working to supply besieged communities with critical food supplies and healthcare; crowded with multinational donors working to … Continue reading →

Iraq’s Political Wrestling Arena

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 22:45
In Iraq, former governments spent billions of dollars to sustain the public sector at the cost of future generations with little foresight of potential economic ramifications. The public sector expanded to such a degree that the private sector was left … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #52: Lindsay Marchessault on Using Open Data To Ensure Public Money is Spent Honestly, Fairly, and Effectively

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 01:03
On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, Lindsey Marchessault from Open Contracting Partnership discusses opening up public contracting through disclosure and data engagement so that public money is spent honestly, fairly, and effectively. Marchessault talks about how this is done … Continue reading →

Launching a Platform for Peer Learning for Economic Think Tanks in Southeast Asia

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 22:03
Southeast Asia is currently home to around 8% of the world’s population. Collectively, the countries that comprise Southeast Asia – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – are projected to become the fourth largest … Continue reading →