Defending Liberal Democracy in Emerging Markets: The Role of Free Markets and Rule of Law

On Monday, January 30th, from 2:00 to 4:00pm, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) will co-host a panel discussion on defending liberal democracy in emerging markets, and the role of free markets and rule of law.

ISO 37001: A Game Changer in Global Anti-Bribery Efforts?

On Friday, the 9th of December, from 10:00 to 11:30am, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) co-hosted an event in celebration of International Anti-Corruption Day.

Democracy in Sri Lanka: Are Expectations Being Met?

On Tuesday, the 29th of November, from 2:00 to 3:30pm, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) hosted an event discussing Democracy and Economic Reform in Sri Lanka.

Entrepreneurship in Pakistan: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges

On Monday, the 14th of November, from 1:30 to 3:30pm, in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) hosted the launch of Invest2Innovate's 2016 Pakistan Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Report. In 2016, Bloomberg declared the Pakistan Stock Exchange the best Asian market, and MSCI reclassified Pakistan from a frontier market to an emerging market. Entrepreneurship is on the rise in Pakistan, a country with a young population and entrepreneurial energy, but challenges remain that could prevent the country from reaching its full potential.

Reasserting Democratic Values in Central and Eastern Europe

On Thursday, the 13th of October, from 9:00am to 3:30pm, the Atlantic Council, together with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), the International Republican Institute (IRI), and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), and in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), held an event called “The Illiberal Turn?: Reasserting Democratic Values in Central and Eastern Europe.” The conference discussed the political, economic, and social currents that challenge the region's path toward greater cooperation, prosperity, and freedom.

The Rapid-Reaction Anti-Corruption Project: Swiftly Framing Public-Private Solutions

On Friday, September 16th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) hosted a panel discussion on the need for rapid response in countries where a significant opportunity has appeared for achieving anti-corruption progress. CIPE’s Rapid Reaction Anti-Corruption Project is designed to address this need by deploying a team of anti-corruption experts with international stature to countries in transition.

Democracy and Governance: Key Foundations to Sustainable Development

On Thursday, September 15th from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and CIPE co-hosted an event in recognition of the International Day of Democracy. Following each of its quarterly Board of Directors meetings, MCC works with other partners to convene conversations of importance to the development community. This event provided a brief update of the recent MCC Board Meeting, and brought together thought leaders to discuss the role of democracy in development.

Leveraging Youth and Technology for Governance Reforms

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The State of Journalism Globally: How Authoritarian Regimes Control Information

This panel discussion focused on the state of journalism around the world – especially in authoritarian states and developing countries where there is a push-back on democracy. The panel of high-level journalists discussed how regimes manipulate information and use or control media to consolidate and expand political and economic power.

Confronting Gender-Based Violence: Empowerment through Economic Opportunity

Discussion focused on how women's economic empowerment helps reduce gender-based violence and how women can be supported to gain greater input into governance and public policymaking in order to have more say in the policies and laws that affect their lives.  Panelists drew on their experiences working to improve the lives of women around the globe, including country-specific expertise gained in the South Pacific, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa.


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