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ALECA Private Sector Perception Index

Opening-up to the European market, as prescribed by the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement inevitably raises the issue of how much deregulation can be handled by the Tunisian private sector when competing globally. Read more…

The Road to Open Governance: A Plan to Accelerate Collaboration with the Private Sector

Vision The private sector joins with civil society in amplifying demand for governance reforms that advance transparency, accountability, sustainable development, and citizen well-being. The private sector provides expertise and innovative solutions to help governments deliver on their promises to citizens. The Value of Partnerships As a provider, the private sector shares expertise, information platforms, and innovative solutions to the challenges of expanding access to public information and connecting citizens with government. Read more…

Review of Eight Iraqi Provincial Business Agendas

Executive Summary A provincial business agenda (PBA) is a vital tool for the local business community to encourage investment by stimulating business activity and economic growth. Private sector organizations in many countries develop agendas that help identify and prioritize the legislative and economic reforms necessary to advance their countries’ economies. Read more…

Free Enterprise and Democracy Network

FEDN Statement on Attacks Against Venezuelan Business Leaders The Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN) aims to promote the economic underpinnings of democratic transition and bring private sector voices into global discourse on democracy. The network provides a mechanism for private sector leaders and advocates of economic freedom across the world to exchange ideas and support, and make the case for democratic, prosperous societies. Read more…

Foreword: Creating the Environment for Entrepreneurial Success

Karen Kerrigan, Around the globe, entrepreneurship is central to innovation, wealth creation, and job growth, as well as to political stability. At its core, entrepreneurship is about new ways of organizing, new methods of production, new goods, new services, and new markets. Entrepreneurship makes markets more competitive, encourages investment, and inspires the job and economic growth that is so vitally important to every nation. Read more…

Case for Economic Freedom and Democratic Development

Each day, tens of millions of men and women around the world strive to build the institutions that create economic freedom. Their immediate goals may seem modest – creating a property registry to help shantytown dwellers gain access to credit, ensuring that government procurement processes are transparent, open, and improve key laws and regulations. But over time, their accomplishments – measured in economic growth, democratic reforms, and increases in living standards – can be transformative. Read more…

Unpacking Corruption

This report presents the opinions of the business community on the perceptions, manifestations, causes, effects and remedies of corruption in the business environment of Pakistan. Islamabad Chambers of Commerce and Industry undertook this survey, with support of Center for International Private Enterprise, to understand the perceptions of young entrepreneurs on corruption as a part of an advocacy project to improve the business environment by addressing regulatory reforms. Read more…

National Chambers of Commerce: A Primer on the Organization and Role of Chamber Systems

Markus Pilgrim, Ralf Meier, In the emerging business environment, characterized by greater reliance on market forces and private enterprise, there is an increasing recognition of the need for stronger private sector involvement in developing national economies. Therefore, business organizations representing the private sector find themselves challenged to advocate the needs of private enterprise through an effective dialogue with government; to complement and take over efforts and responsibilities of government in the field of business Read more…

Developing Women’s Entrepreneurship

Malawi, one of the world’s least developed countries, has held democratic elections since 1994. After three decades of rule by a president-for-life, the country is beginning to emerge from political and economic underdevelopment and an acute lack of civil society. Women’s groups in particular are beginning to play an important role in the development of civil society and the private sector. One of the most successful organizations has been the National Association of Business Women of Malawi (NABW). Read more…

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