Reporting on corruption in Sudan was life-threatening work during the dictatorship of Omar Al-Bashir. At a recent gathering of local investigative journalists organized by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Al-Khatim Adlan Center for Enlightenment (KACE), one reporter described how her car was followed and then rammed by another vehicle while she… Read More

This is the first installment in a blog series by the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center on corruption and the coronavirus pandemic. National governments are under enormous pressure to fast-track emergency relief and purchase essential supplies to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as officials ramp up emergency responses, watchdogs and experts are sounding… Read More

Bishkek Power Plant. Photo Credit: Danil Usmanov By Caroline Elkin, Program Assistant with CIPE’s Europe and Eurasia team. There are trite ways to describe almost every post-Soviet country: Belarus is Europe’s last dictatorship and Kazakhstan suggests Borat. Kyrgyzstan, sometimes called the island of democracy in Central Asia, appears luckier. In reality, Kyrgyzstan’s cliché camouflages the… Read More

Youth around the world are agents of change. They are political and economic leaders and participants in their communities, and have many thoughts on how to shape their nation’s future. As part of celebrating such individuals on International Youth Day, two recent CIPE-Atlas Corps Think Tank LINKS alumni – Fayyaz Yaseen from Pakistan and Iryna… Read More

(Photo: Kyiv Post) When protesters first took to the streets in Ukraine’s largest cities in 2013, economic concerns were at the top of the agenda. As the geopolitical situation in eastern Ukraine has heated up, economic prospects in the contested regions of the country have only gotten worse. Yet average Ukrainians are still working for a… Read More

2012-2013 1st Place Winner, Democratic Governance category. By Seyedbehzad Ghafarizadeh (Iran/Canada). Can you create a picture that’s worth a thousand words? Cartoons have an unparalleled ability to communicate universal ideas across cultures and language barriers. Cartoonists have long played a key role in the development of democracy — from the American and French revolutions through to defending media… Read More

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