Maiko Nakagaki

Anti-Corruption Compliance: A Guide for Mid-Sized Companies in the Oil & Gas Industry in Indonesia

Chrysanti Hasibuan-Sedyono, Anna Nadgrodkiewicz, Maiko Nakagaki, Introduction Fighting corruption seems to be an uphill battle in Indonesia. While there is a broad global consensus that corruption suppresses competition and innovation—thus hampering entrepreneurship and economic growth—countering it is a challenge due to corruption-tainted business environments. Corruption, in the context of this guidebook, refers to both corruption involving public officials and commercial corruption occurring through improper dealings between companies. Read more…

Supporting Women's Entrepreneurship through Mentorships in Serbia

Maiko Nakagaki, Article at a Glance Revitalizing Serbia’s economy requires encouraging more women to engage in the private sector at the small and medium enterprise level Women-to-women mentorship is crucial for supporting and nurturing the growth of women entrepreneurs because it helps build the mentees’ confidence to expand their businesses Local women’s business associations, which understand the local challenges that women entrepreneurs face, are great contributors to the entrepreneurship ecosystem for women business owners Background Read more…

Guide to Youth Advocacy

Anna Nadgrodkiewicz, Maiko Nakagaki, Frank Stroker, Around the world, the future of emerging economies depends on their youth. For progress to take hold, young people must play an active role in advancing democratic and market-oriented reforms. This participation comes in many forms—including voting in elections and engaging in entrepreneurial activity—but it most importantly requires that youth become involved in decision-making processes. When youth have the ability to contribute their ideas and opinions in a meaningful way, they gain a stake in the process, which in turn Read more…

Supporting Women’s Entrepreneurship Around the World

Maiko Nakagaki, Stephanie Bandyk, Article at a glance Read more…

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

Marc Schleifer, Maiko Nakagaki, Since the 1980s, a remarkable transformation has been underway in Bangladesh. Once the scene of chronic famine, the country is now food self-sufficient, and its economy has averaged around 6 percent growth in recent years. In the process, a booming, export-oriented garment sector has generated employment opportunities for urban women, and microfinance has emerged as a way to channel loans to rural women entrepreneurs. Read more…

Closing the Implementation Gap

Maiko Nakagaki, This article is adapted from Improving Public Governance: Closing the Implementation Gap Between Law and Practice, published by the Center for International Private Enterprise and Global Integrity in October 2012. Article at a glance Implementation gap is defined as the difference between laws on books and how they function in practice. This is particularly visible at the local level, where poor governance and weak administration of laws have the greatest impact on the lives of daily citizens. The cause of implementation gap is a combination of political, economic, and social and cultural factors, as well as misaligned stakeholder incentives. Overcoming implementation gap requires a two-pronged approach that focuses on improving the quality of laws and making sure that they correspond to real needs and concerns of the affected constituents. The three main stakeholders – the government, the private sector, and the civil society – must work together to address the challenges. Read more…

Guide to Youth Entrepreneurship Programs for Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations

Anna Nadgrodkiewicz, Maiko Nakagaki, Colin Buerger, Lauren Citrome, Molly Brister, Sustainable economic growth requires entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs create new jobs, contribute to economic expansion, and become stakeholders in supporting a healthy business environment. As communities across the world struggle to meet employment demands, the importance of fostering a next generation of entrepreneurs – both job creators and entrepreneurial employees – is particularly salient. Read more…

KnowHow Mentorship: Building Organizational Capacity One Association At A Time

Maiko Nakagaki, Article at a glance CIPE’s virtual mentorship initiative, KnowHow, links business associations in developing countries seeking technical assistance with individual volunteers who have expertise. KnowHow helps local organizations become more effective participants in their country’s economy and governance process. Although each has a different specific project, KnowHow mentees have a common goal of improving their associations in order to better serve their members and become independent voices in their business communities. Read more…

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