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In 2013 CIPE worked on

163 projects in 49 countries

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total expenditures in 2013

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Latest News From CIPE:

August 5, 2013

The Need for Reform in Pakistan's State-Owned Enterprises

Writing in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, CIPE Pakistan Country Director Moin Fudda argues that country's large public sector enterprises (PSEs) need to urgently reform their corproate governance governance standards, especially how CEOs are selected.

July 1, 2013

How Good Corporate Governance Can Help Save Middle Eastern Economies in Crisis

Writing in the Huffington Post, CIPE Executive Director John D. Sullivan argues that improving corporate governance can help countries in the Middle East manage the transition to free market economies.

June 28, 2013

Survey Shows Lebanese Corruption at All-Time High

The Daily Star of Lebanon reports on a corruption survey carried out by CIPE partner the Lebanese Transparency Assocation:

"A majority, 61 percent, confessed to having paid bribes in order to accelerate the issuing of formal documents, with 25 percent saying they resorted to blackmail as they felt it was the only way to obtain a required service.

More than half said they knew beforehand how much the bribe would cost and whether the amount will be paid in cash."

May 9, 2013

CIPE Nigeria Country Director on Country's Business Environment

CIPE Nigeria Country Director Omowumi Gbadamosi was intereviewed recently by the Nigerian newspaper Punch about the country's challenging business environment. She talked about how companies in Nigeria struggle with poor infrastructure, the cost of financing, and the poor security enviornment in many parts of the country. "But the good thing is that the challenges are not insurmountable," she added.


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