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Democracy That Delivers

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.
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Now displaying: October, 2020
Oct 29, 2020

In this Democracy That Delivers podcast sponsored by the Anti-Corruption and Governance Center, we are joined by Transparency International (TI) co-founder Michael Hershman to discuss his decades-long trajectory in the field of anti-corruption.

Michael Hershman is a CIPE Board Member, whose career started with investigations into public corruption in New York City in the 1970s. Since then, aside from helping to shepherd TI through its early years, he worked with governments, corporations, and professional sports organizations on matters relating to transparency, accountability, governance, litigation, and security.

Oct 20, 2020

In this podcast, Erinn Benedict, Program Officer for the Center for Women's Economic Empowerment (CWEE) at CIPE, is joined by renowned guest Manizha Wafeq. They discuss CIPE’s support for women’s economic empowerment in Afghanistan and women’s roles in the long-awaited Inter-Afghan peace negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan government that commenced on September 12 in Qatar.

Manizha Wafeq, President of CIPE partner AWCCI, discusses what’s at stake for Afghan women during the negotiations and CIPE and AWCCI’s efforts to empower women as entrepreneurs and as advocates for policy reform that enables women’s economic participation.

Oct 16, 2020

We are joined by Mohammed Nasib, CIPE Country Director for Afghanistan, and Babak Yektafar, CIPE Senior Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa. They discuss the work that CIPE has done in Afghanistan to help the country's democratic development and assess how that work and future work might be impacted by various scenarios that the negotiations may present.

Oct 14, 2020

In this episode of CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast series, we are joined by Alfredo Rodriguez, the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator for the Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange (TREE) program within the Forest Policy, Trade, and Finance Initiative. Based in South Korea, he facilitates the coordination between the program and the Asia Pacific network and liaises with governments and key actors, while reporting policy development and implementation processes of relevant regional initiatives focused on tackling the trade in illegally harvested timber and forest products. 

Oct 5, 2020

We are joined by Laura Maclay, Program Associate for Africa at CIPE, and Moses Akidadi Injenga of the Vihiga chapter of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI-Vihiga), a winner of CIPE’s Africa Associations Innovations Contest, which aimed to celebrate and highlight business membership organizations in Africa who creatively and effectively responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

KNCCI-Vihiga is a chamber of commerce whose mission is to advocate for a business environment in which SMEs can thrive in Kenya’s Vihiga County. The national chamber (KNCCI) represents fifty thousand SMEs, with 47 branch chapters - one for each county in Kenya. The Vihiga chapter represents businesses in Vihiga county, which is located in rural western Kenya.

To support its community and member businesses during this difficult time, KNCCI-Vihiga came up with a contribution formula of food donations to support vulnerable and less fortunate community members from tough economic times. Throughout the pandemic, the chapter has advocated for policies to address the health crisis and support economic recovery.  

Oct 2, 2020

Episode 3 of a 3-part podcast with Jim Wasserstrom, part of our Anti-Corruption and Governance Center (ACGC) series.

Jim Wasserstrom is the Director and Founder of the Wasserstrom Group and the former Chief of Party for Democracy International in Afghanistan. He is a whistleblower and former United Nations diplomat who was forced from his job after uncovering massive corruption in U.N. operations in Kosovo.

Oct 1, 2020

Episode 2 of a 3-part podcast with Jim Wasserstrom, part of our Anti-Corruption and Governance Center (ACGC) series.

Jim Wasserstrom is the Director and Founder of the Wasserstrom Group and the former Chief of Party for Democracy International in Afghanistan. He is a whistleblower and former United Nations diplomat who was forced from his job after uncovering massive corruption in U.N. operations in Kosovo.

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