The Weight of Corruption on Women Leaders in Africa

Around the world, systemic corruption continues to impede market development and erode the legitimacy of political systems. Across Africa, leaders have attempted to tackle the corruption endemic in bureaucracies, business, and security forces, with varying success. As Africa has witnessed the rise of prominent women presidents such as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Joyce Banda of Malawi, these women have also vowed to tackle corruption in their respective countries, yet faced many obstacles in doing so.

The New Great Game? China’s Investment Model in the Developing World

China’s international investments have increased rapidly over the past decade, expanding from a narrow focus on natural resources and construction to real estate, finance, brands, and service industries. Much of this international investment has been spearheaded by state-owned enterprises, which operate under both market and political logic. Are China’s investment patterns distinct from international investment norms in either form or strategy? How does investment by its state-owned enterprise serve national goals?

Can We Make Anti-Corruption Sustainable?

On December 8th, 2017, from 10:30 to Noon, the Center for International Private Enterprise and the Partnership for Transparency co-hosted an event that asks, "Can We Make Anti-Corruption Sustainable?"

Dr. Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio gave her first speech in the United States since her recent election to Chair of the International Board of Directors of Transparency International.

How the Power of Economic Opportunity for Women Transforms Society

When women have greater economic opportunities and better access to financial resources, they become more self-sufficient and empowered to become leaders in the business community, politics, and society overall. Global research confirms that investment in economic programs for women and support for female entrepreneurship initiatives contribute to gender equality, poverty eradication, and sustainable democratic development.

Controlling Corruption through Public Financial Management

On December 1st, 2017, from 10:30 to Noon, the Center for International Private Enterprise hosted an event titled "Controlling Corruption through Public Financial Management."

Building Sustainable Civil Society Organizations from Within

It is widely recognized that civil society plays an important role in improving the economy, health, and security around the world. Yet, only four of the 70 countries included in USAID’s Civil Society Organization (CSO) Sustainability Index have civil society sectors that were deemed financially sustainable.

Livelihoods Innovation through Food Entrepreneurship (LIFE) Project Launch

On September 15th, 2017, the Center for International Private Enterprise and their Consortium partners held the launch of a new project: Livelihoods Innovation through Food Entrepreneurship (LIFE).

The Impact of Corruption on New Democracies in Asia

On Thursday, July 20th, from 12:00 to 1:30pm, the Center for International Private Enterprise hosted a panel discussion on the impact of corruption on new democracies in Asia.

Identifying and Removing Barriers to Investment in Ukraine

On Tuesday, June 20th, from 12:15pm to 2:00pm, the Center for International Private Enterprise and the U.S. Ukraine Business Council co-hosted a panel discussion on resolving obstacles to private investment in Ukraine.

Online Free Speech and Internet Access: Challenges Facing Journalists, Media, and Civil Society

On Monday, May 8th, from 2:00-3:00pm, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) hosted a panel discussion on online free speech and internet access, and the subsequent challenges facing journalists, media, and civil society.


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