Corruption is a destructive tax on business that hampers entrepreneurship and economic development. In the last two decades significant progress has been made in making the fight against corruption a top priority for governments and businesses worldwide.
Yet many challenges remain, including spreading best practices in anti-corruption compliance beyond large companies to smaller firms in global…
Nigeria’s upcoming elections have been attracting a lot of international attention because of the country’s population, economy, and political status, which are among the highest on the continent. Over the course of a few weeks in early 2015, Nigerians will elect state and national level leaders, including governors and the president.
While Nigerian civil society and the private sector have had…
CIPE’s third networking and training session for the heads of women’s chambers of commerce and business associations was held on September 18-20 in Lahore, Pakistan, bringing together women business leaders from all over South Asia. Hear what they had to say about the training. CONTINUE READING
CIPE Pakistan has conducted Secretary General Conferences for the past four years to help build capacity through the training and development of Secretary Generals belonging to different chambers and associations. CONTINUE READING
If you are buying an under construction sub-divided building (Strata) or town villa type property directly from the developer, the payments to the developers will be based on the construction progress of the said property. Buyer (or the lender) is required to pay progressive payment (mostly within 21 days) once the construction milestones achieved & approved by [...]
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Entrepreneurship plays a key role in every economy on earth, whether they are sanctioned or not (even in North Korea!) By innovating, providing jobs and creating wealth, the businesses that these entrepreneurs build play a huge role in the development … CONTINUE READING
It has become more and more widely acknowledged that entrepreneurship is an extremely powerful tool for development. Even Bono has been “humbled” by the importance of entrepreneurialism in efforts to reduce poverty. However, building a culture of entrepreneurship in emerging markets takes more than establishing opportunities for financing. CONTINUE READING
How can experienced professionals share their expertise to help build the capacity of associations around the world? With this question in mind, CIPE launched the KnowHow Mentorship in the summer of 2011. Since then, CIPE has linked various organizations from … CONTINUE READING
As companies around the world strive to create sustainable value chains, they are paying increased attention to the operations and management practices of their suppliers, distributors, and partners. A recent joint research project of the American Society for Quality, the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association, and the Institute for Supply Management with Deloitte Consulting LLP took a…
Almost thirty years ago, on June 8, 1982, President Ronald Reagan gave a famous speech to members of the British Parliament the Palace of Westminster where he laid out a vision for how “to foster the infrastructure of democracy—the system of a free press, unions, political parties, universities.” That speech, and the vision behind it, led to the creation of the National Endowment for Democracy…