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Democracy that Delivers #75: Mark Oxley and Henry LaGue On Economic Progress in Zimbabwe

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 22:59
Henry LaGue sits down in the field with Mark Oxley, a CIPE consultant in Zimbabwe. Oxley explains how he became involved with the country’s National Chamber of Commerce and CIPE, and he discusses the economic challenges facing Zimbabwe. Specifically, the … Continue reading →

Women Entrepreneurs in South Asia are Critical to the Region’s Economic Growth

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 02:04
Healthy, vibrant democracies must deliver for all of their citizens. Women’s full economic participation, control over their financial circumstances, and greater decision-making power are essential to building gender-equitable political and economic systems. Moreover, it has been shown that women’s economic … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers #74: Mauro DaCunha on the Democratization of Capital in Brazil

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 03:36
Mauro DaCunha, the chief executive officer of Brazil’s AMEC (Capital Market Investors Association), discusses the importance of democratization of capital in Brazil. DaCunha credits CIPE’s partnership with Brazil with increasing public awareness of capital markets and its correlation with economic … Continue reading →

How Good Governance Got a Bad Name – and Why Governance Still Matters

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:08
At CIPE, we’re accustomed to examining problems of democratic and economic development through a governance lens. We wonder how entrepreneurs can possibly succeed when the policy and regulatory environment is stacked against them. We wonder how good policy and regulation … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #73: Majdi Hassen on Economic Reform Initiatives in Tunisia

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 01:37
On this week’s Democracy the Delivers podcast, Institut arabe des chefs d’entreprises (IACE) Executive Director Majdi Hassen talks with CIPE’s Anna Kompanek about the economic reform initiatives his organization is undertaking in Tunisia. IACE is an independent, non-profit think tank … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers #72: Randa Al-Zoghbi on the launch of finance app Tamweely

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 23:03
In this episode of the Democracy that Delivers podcast, podcast guest Randa Al-Zoghbi, CIPE’s Program Director in Egypt, discussed the release of their new app, Tamweely, in partnership with the World Bank. The app is designed to connect financiers to small businesses … Continue reading →

President Reagan’s Call for a Campaign for Democracy Still Applies Today

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 21:40
When President Reagan delivered his Westminster address to Members of the British Parliament 35 years ago today, he predicted the downfall of the Soviet Union and called for a campaign to support democracy around the globe. What Reagan could not have predicted when he made that famous speech was that his campaign to support democracy would be as needed in 2017 as it was in 1982. Continue reading...

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #71: Joshua Muwanguzi and Derrick Magoola Discuss How Entrepreneurship Changes Lives

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 02:01
On a recent trip to Uganda, Henry LaGue, CIPE Program Officer for Africa, and Ryan Musser, CIPE Assistant Program Officer for Africa, sat down with two CIPE-supported entrepreneurship club graduates to discuss how the skills they learned through the club has … Continue reading →