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The Democracy That Delivers podcast is about democratic and economic development and the intersection between the two. Through their personal stories, guests share how their work is helping build stronger democratic institutions in countries all over the world and how they are tackling some of the major governance challenges that many countries face today. The weekly discussion covers a wide range of topics including entrepreneurship, governance, rule of law, and the role of the private sector in democratic processes.

Democracy That Delivers Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

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The Democracy That Delivers podcast is about democratic and economic development and the intersection between the two. Through their personal stories, guests share how their work is helping build stronger democratic institutions in countries all over the world and how they are tackling some of the major governance challenges that many countries face today. The weekly discussion covers a wide range of topics including entrepreneurship, governance, rule of law, and the role of the private sector in democratic processes.

    343: Emerging Leaders - Interns

    343: Emerging Leaders - Interns

    Interns Camila Cepeda and Tina Dolbaia join their supervisors Morgan King, Associate Program Officer on the Latin America and Caribbean team, and Elizabeth Lenz Jedwab, Program Officer on the Europe and Eurasia team to talk the projects they have been working on and what it is like interning at CIPE. This is the final episode of Democracy that Delivers' "Emerging Leaders" mini-series featuring up-and-coming change-makers.
    Our hosts and interns discuss what its like interning for CIPE, how their career goals ties into what they've learned, their capstone projects and what they learned throughout the process, and more.

    • 27 min
    342: FEDN Small Grants: Making the Case for Democracy

    342: FEDN Small Grants: Making the Case for Democracy

    Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN) Small Grant awardees Milos Nikolic of Libek in Serbia, Grace Nzou of Niusline Media in Kenya, and Yemi Adamolekun of Enough is Enough in Nigeria speak with Tamari Dzotsenidze, Associate Program Officer for CIPE's Policy and Program Learning team about their projects focused around increasing youth engagement in democracy and civic space.
    In this episode, our host and guests discuss the impact of their small grants on democracy in their local community, special considerations when working with youth, and what gives them hope for the future.
    Editor’s note: The Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN) will be hosting the second annual FEDN Conference with the theme “Rallying for Freedom: From Ideals to Engagement.” Register today for more insights from FEDN members!

    • 22 min
    341: The Tricky Business of Unmasking Beneficial Owners with Open Ownership’s Thom Townsend

    341: The Tricky Business of Unmasking Beneficial Owners with Open Ownership’s Thom Townsend

    Thom Townsend, Executive Director of Open Ownership, joins the CIPE Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast to talk about the past, present, and future of beneficial ownership transparency. Townsend draws from his organization's experience in over 30 countries unmasking the people who ultimately benefit from often opaque and complex ownership structures. Starting with a historical perspective on the invention of corporations, Townsend shares how modern (and still quite new) beneficial ownership practice requires multi-dimensional strategies. Among them: passing new legislation, setting up collection systems, and establishing new public sources of information. Listen now to hear Townsend's perspectives on the origins of tax havens and the tension between privacy and transparency, as well as learn how persistent barriers to information are complicating current efforts to raise transparency despite renewed global interest in financial and corporate secrecy. The episode is hosted by Richard Christel, Anti-Corruption Program Officer at CIPE.

    • 28 min
    340: Regional AEO to Simplify Trade in LAC

    340: Regional AEO to Simplify Trade in LAC

    As a key implementing partner of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, CIPE is leading major reforms in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to democratize trade and make it more accessible to everyone. Among the many recent Alliance-supported projects: a recent landmark arrangement between eleven Latin American countries that is expected to significantly reduce the cost of international trade for companies with Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification. CIPE Executive Director Andrew Wilson and CIPE’s Head of Trade Programs Aurelio Garcia talk with BASF Customs and Foreign Trade Manager Fernando Wins about the impact of the groundbreaking agreement in a new Democracy that Delivers podcast.
     
    Editor’s Note: The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is a public-private partnership led jointly by CIPE, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the World Economic Forum, in cooperation with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The Alliance is among the finalists for this year’s P3 Impact Award issued jointly by the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Partnerships, Concordia, and the University of Virginia Darden School Institute for Business in Society. The winner will be announced at Concordia’s 12th Annual Summit in mid-September.

    • 35 min
    Democracy that Delivers #339: BRI Monitor Series: Infrastructure Transparency and Elections

    Democracy that Delivers #339: BRI Monitor Series: Infrastructure Transparency and Elections

    Paul Barker, Executive Director of the Insititute for National Affairs and Victor Andres "Dindo" Manhit, Founder and President of Stratbase ADRi, join Catherine Tai and Kendra Brock on CIPE's Asia and Pacific team to discuss BRI investments in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.
    In this episode, our guests and hosts discuss the role that infrastructure investments play in elections and why transparency is critical to ensuring a democratic process, using the recent Papa New Guinea and the Philippines elections as examples. 
    Relevant Links:
    BRI Monitor Website
    Insititute for National Affairs
    Stratbase ADR Institute 

    • 38 min
    Democracy That Delivers #338: The Unforeseen Consequences of Anti-Corruption Reform in Sudan

    Democracy That Delivers #338: The Unforeseen Consequences of Anti-Corruption Reform in Sudan

    Madgi M. Amin, former Senior Advisor to the Transitional Government of Sudan, joins the CIPE Anti-Corruption & Governance Center (ACGC) podcast this week to share insights and lessons learned in Sudan, including several unintended effects of anti-corruption measures implemented during Sudan’s democratic transitional period. Empowered by a successful citizen-led revolution in 2019, Sudan embarked on a three-year democratic transition overseen by a joint military-civilian Sovereign Council to reform the country's government into a fairer and more transparent system. As tackling corruption became a top priority, reform measures implemented and that looked like progress to external observers sparked disagreements that threatened the overall stability of Sudan’s transition period. Listen now to hear Amin map out his views on where the implementation missteps were made and what actions should be taken to prevent this from happening in other democratic transitions. Amin is joined by hosts Frank Brown, Director of CIPE's ACGC, and Staci Samuels, CIPE ACGC Program Officer. 

    • 31 min

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CIPE's podcast is a great tool to use to better understand the role the private sector, through democratic civil society organizations, plays in achieving democratic development that is inclusive of all sectors of society and improves people's daily lives.

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