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.
393: Unpacking the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act (FEPA) with Tom Firestone and Scott Greytak
Two authors of the groundbreaking U.S. Foreign Extortion Prevention Act (FEPA) join the podcast to discuss one of the most sweeping and consequential anti-corruption laws of the last four decades. Tom Firestone, a partner at Squire Patton Boggs, and Scott Greytak, Director of Advocacy at the U.S. chapter of Transparency International (TI), discuss the importance of FEPA. The law makes it a crime for a foreign official to demand or accept a bribe from a company with a U.S. nexus, including those listed on a U.S. stock exchange. The guests join Frank Brown, Director of CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center, to discuss who the law covers, the steps needed to enforce it, and what it means for other countries seeking to adopt similar legislation. This podcast is brought to you by CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center.
392: Glossary of Grift: How 300 Terms, Events and Case Studies Explain Corruption
Elizabeth David-Barrett, Director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex, is one of the co-editors of the “Dictionary of Corruption.” She joins Katya Lysova, who leads CIPE’s Business Integrity and Anti-Corruption and Governance Programs in Europe and Eurasia, and Sofiia Sapihura, Senior Humanitarian Aid and Anti-Corruption Expert for CIPE’s Europe and Eurasia team, to discuss the purpose of the dictionary, the methodology employed to create it, the ever-evolving forms of corruption and related terminologies, and how this first-ever dictionary of corruption can be applied. This podcast is brought to you by CIPE's Anti-Corruption and Governance Center.
391: CIPE at 40 Podcast - Reforming Right: Hernando de Soto on Empowering Latin American Entrepreneurs
Hernando De Soto is the Founder and President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) in Peru – CIPE’s first developing-country partner. ILD and De Soto shaped Peru’s economic modernization by influencing some 400 state initiatives, regulations and laws; CIPE replicated this success by forming thousands of partnerships with business associations, think tanks and civil society groups worldwide. For this podcast, De Soto joins CIPE Executive Director Andrew Wilson to discuss the importance of the informal economy, the central role of property rights, and the early successes of the ILD-CIPE partnership.
390: Navigating Risks in Humanitarian Aid: Expert Insights on Compliance and Integrity
Sabrina Segal, a risk and compliance professional with almost 20 years in the international development humanitarian sector, says there’s a link between democracy and third-sector anti-corruption efforts, also commonly referred to as charities and nonprofit organizations. In this podcast, she joins Michele Crymes, Deputy Director for CIPE's Anti-Corruption and Governance Center, to discuss the importance of risk considerations in operations and knowledge sharing between third-sector organizations and small- and medium-sized enterprises. Segal and Crymes also debate how the private sector can serve as a better partner to the third sector. This podcast is brought to you by CIPE's Anti-Corruption and Governance Center.
389: The Current Economic Situation in Lebanon: Catching Up with Dr. Patrick Mardini, One Year Later
Dr. Patrick Mardini, CEO of the Lebanese Institute for Market Studies (LIMS), is a leading advocate for market-based solutions to Lebanon’s economic challenges. One year since their first conversation on the podcast, Dr. Mardini updates Marie A. Principe, Program Director for CIPE's Middle East and North Africa team, on the ongoing financial crisis, prospects for reform in key sectors, and how LIMS is engaging local leaders for change.
388: Global Integrity Is Closing: A Deep Dive into Its Impact
Amy Miller-Taylor, Executive Director, and Elsa Peraldi, Associate Director, are executives at Global Integrity, a Washington-based anti-corruption NGO that is closing at the end of 2023. In its 18 years of existence, Global Integrity helped nurture what is today a global anti-corruption movement of unprecedented scope and impact. The organization was established on the belief that transformative change requires deep local expertise, something it helped build into CIPE's operations. Miller-Taylor and Peraldi speak with Frank Brown, director of CIPE's Anti-Corruption & Governance Center, to discuss why Global Integrity is closing, what might have been done to prevent it, and how Global Integrity's legacy will be preserved for the scores of anti-corruption organizations that had depended on the organization. This podcast is brought to you by CIPE's Anti-Corruption & Governance Center.
I know someone who works at CIPE and then and this podcast have something in common... They are both awesome!!!
Democracy is born from every sector of society
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.