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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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May 23, 2024

Challenged by a legacy of oligarchic state capture and a war raging in neighboring Ukraine, Moldova has made significant strides in recent years in putting in place anti-corruption structures that strengthen the rule of law and democratic institutions. In the forefront of that effort is Moldova's Chief Anti-Corruption Prosecutor, Veronica Dragalin, a former Assistant United States Attorney who emigrated from Moldova as a child. In this episode of Democracy that Delivers, Dragalin discusses her innovations that she's introduced such as plea agreements, as well as the importance of building trust in the judiciary among a skeptical public. She joins Frank Brown, Director of CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center, and Natalia Otel Belan, Director of CIPE’s Europe and Eurasia Division, to highlight her unique personal story, explain Moldova’s prosecutorial process, share the challenges and innovative tactics her office has used to crack down on corrupt behavior, and preview future plans for addressing corruption.

 

This podcast is brought to you by CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center.

May 10, 2024

In 2022, FEDN Member Grace Nzou began the project “Using Democratic Spaces to Promote Ethical Practices in Business.” As one of the inaugural FEDN small grants projects, the first phase of the project focused on training youth in Elgeyo Marakwet on ethical entrepreneurship. The second phase focused on implementation, working with youth to submit memoranda, track budgets, and build lasting partnerships.  

In the final installment of this year’s FEDN small grants series, tune into a conversation hosted by Program Officer Tamari Dzotsenidze with Grace Nzou and Edwin Ronoh from RESTHUB on empowering youth in agribusiness and ensuring the sustainability of learning programs.

May 2, 2024

Between July 2024 to January 2024, CIPE supported a new project, “Democracy: A Digital Story for Young Generations” through the Kurdistan Economic Development Organization (KEDO). As part of the Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN) Small Grants initiative, they created a new website to educate youth on the importance of democratic values and institutions.

In the second episode of the FEDN small grants series, join Program Officer Tamari Dzotsenidze in a conversation with FEDN Member and General Director of KEDO Hussam Barzinji and Public Relations Officer Mustafa AbdulKareem on extending beyond the digital realm and finding hope under difficult circumstances.

Apr 25, 2024

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Last year, Poland held extraordinarily consequential parliamentary elections where the conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) lost its majority for the first time since 2015. Against this backdrop, CIPE supported a new project, “The Rule of Law – Our Future” through the Institute for Private Enterprise and Democracy (IPED) based in Warsaw between July 2023 to January 2024. As part of the Free Enterprise and Democracy Network Small Grants initiative, the project educated voters about the importance of the rule of law and encouraged youth participation in the election.  

In this podcast, Program Officer Tamari Dzotsenidze from CIPE Policy and Program Learning is joined by FEDN Steering Committee member and president of IPED Mieczyslaw Bak and Director of Program Strategy Anna Szczesniak in a discussion on lessons learned over the course of the project and perspectives on engaging with youth.

Apr 17, 2024

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The Ruggie Framework is a three-pronged approach that includes the obligations of corporations to uphold human rights, the responsibility of the state to protect those rights, and the provision of effective remedies for any infringements. 

In this CIPE Anti-Corruption and Governance Center (ACGC) podcast, Luis Fernando de Angulo, Senior Advisor to theCenter for Responsible Businessand a member of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, joins Michele Crymes and Angela Maria Velez of CIPE as they analyze the experience of Colombia’s private sector in upholding the Ruggie Framework. They discuss the private sector’s successes, challenges, and potential areas to improve the support of human rights going forward. Crymes is ACGC Deputy Director and Velez is the Program Director for CIPE Colombia. 

 

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In 2008, the United Nations Special Representative, John Ruggie, introduced a framework to the United Nations Human Rights Council to address the relationship between human rights and business activities. This framework, known as the Ruggie Principles, was a three-pronged approach that included the obligations of corporations to uphold human rights, the responsibility of states to protect these rights, and the provision of effective remedies for any infringements. In 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council unanimously approved and endorsed the Ruggie Framework, otherwise known as the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. 

Our special guest, Luis Fernando de Angulo, joins this podcast to analyze the Colombian private sector’s experiences of upholding the Ruggie Framework. Specifically, we will discuss the private sector’s successes, challenges, and areas to improve the supporting of human rights in the future. 

Apr 3, 2024

Anticorruption Taskforce Sudan, ACT-Sudan, is a newly established coalition of local Sudanese civil society organizations dedicated to identifying and combating corruption in Sudan to achieve the ultimate goal of ending the war and bringing justice to the people of Sudan. The task force aims to address corruption through advocacy campaigns, investigative research, and public mobilization. Omayma Gutabi, Executive Director of the Sudan Democracy First Group and founding member of ACT-Sudan, joins Staci Samuels, Program Officer for CIPE's Anti-Corruption and Governance Center, in discussion on why tackling corruption issues is key to ending the war and restoring peace to Sudan. This podcast is brought to you by CIPE's Anti-Corruption and Governance Center.

Mar 13, 2024

One year after devasting earthquakes in Türkiye, Erhan Arslan of TÜRKONFED joins Babak Yektafar, CIPE Program Director, and Stephen Rosenlund, Deputy Director of CIPE's Middle East and North Africa Team. TÜRKONFED, a CIPE partner, is an independent business confederation representing 30 federations and 300 associations with more than 60,000 company members across Türkiye. Arslan, TÜRKONFED’s Deputy Secretary General – Project Development and Coordination, discusses his organization’s mobilization of business associations to assist with recovery, the collective action of the private sector in rebuilding communities, and their new report that highlights supply chain resilience for economic recovery.

Mar 5, 2024

Fostering Growth & Collaboration in Central Asia with B5+1

The B5+1 is a business dialogue platform for the five central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, along with the United States. The Center for International Private Enterprise had a leading role in bringing these voices of the private sector together, including convening a two-day conference in Kazakhstan in March 2024. CIPE's Executive Director, Andrew Wilson, is joined by Eric Hontz, Director of CIPE's Center for Accountable Investment (CAI) and Sobir Kurbanov, Senior Program Manager for CIPE's Europe and Eurasia team to discuss the background of the B5+1, how this conference will address of the issues of different investment models in Central Asia, and what outcomes the conference hopes to achieve long term.

 

 

Feb 14, 2024

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  

Jan 17, 2024

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.

Jan 11, 2024

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. 

Jan 3, 2024

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.

Dec 7, 2023

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. 

Nov 29, 2023

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.

Nov 16, 2023

Selima Ahmad, Founder of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI), joins John Morrell, Regional Director for CIPE's Asia and Pacific team to discuss empowering women entrepreneurs. They highlight CIPE and BWCCI's partnership and how their work breaks down barriers, Ahmad's story of perseverance in founding the BWCCI, and Bangladesh's current political and economic outlook.

Nov 15, 2023

It’s a pivotal moment in Cambodia’s history, and Charles Dunst joins the Democracy That Delivers podcast to discuss the leadership transition as Prime Minister Hun Sen hands power to his son Hun Manet. Does this create a once-in-a-lifetime historic change for the country? Dunst is a regional expert and the author of Defeating the Dictators: How Democracy can Prevail in the Age of the Strongmanand joins Jennifer AndersonProgram Director for CIPE's Asia & Pacific team, to discuss implications of this historic transition and what it means for Cambodia’s future. 

Nov 8, 2023

The Ukrainian Business Women Platform, founded by President Nadiia Lysetska, specializes in assisting business women and women entrepreneurs, especially during wartime in Ukraine.Lysetska and Kateryna Khudyk, platform mentor, join Deputy Director of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programs Stephen Rosenlund, CAE, IOM, to explain the essential mission of the association and its impact.

Both Lysetska and Khudyk draw from their personal business experience and explain how the war has changed the role of women in the economy and how the platform empowers those women.

Nov 2, 2023

Nadiya Bedrychuk, Ukrainian Direct Selling Association Executive Director and Ukrainian Business Council board member discusses her vision for Ukraine’s future and policy changes necessary to strengthen Ukraine’s business climate and drive growth. 

Nov 1, 2023

Sankhitha Gunaratne, Deputy Executive Director at Transparency International Sri Lanka, joins Barada Regmi, Asia Program Officer, and Emma Yingst, Asia Program Associate, to discuss the latest anti-corruption efforts in the country, including a law that was recently certified and the launch of a government diagnostic report. Sri Lanka faced its most severe economic crisis since gaining independence in 1948 due to widespread corruption, leading to the Aragalaya protest movement in 2022. Gunaratne explains the economic causes of corruption and the roles and influence of her organization and others, including the International Monetary Fund.  This podcast is brought to you by CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center.

Oct 19, 2023

Acclaimed Russia expert Jill Dougherty examines the history of Ukraine and Russia and offers her thoughts on the future.  Based on her experience as a former CNN Moscow Bureau Chief and Georgetown University professor, Dougherty discusses the global implications of Russia's brutal aggression and how Ukraine continues to inspire.

Oct 5, 2023

Marcin Nowacki, President European Enterprise Alliance shares his bold ideas to help strengthen Ukraine’s economy. As a leading figure in Poland's business community, Nowacki is spearheading initiatives to address supply chain challenges and open opportunities for Ukrainian companies. Tune in to learn how Ukraine’s economic entrepreneurial spirit is helping to fuel the economy.

Oct 4, 2023

Justin Snyder and Meissy Sabardiah of Indonesia’s Kemitraan, join Gabrielle Cervone, ACGC Program Associate, to discuss their research into sextortion in Indonesia, and explain why it’s a unique problem in the country. They share lessons learned from recently completed case studies funded by USAID’s Integritas initiative. Findings from the case studies should be applied by everyone working on sextortion Snyder and Sabradiah argue.

Sep 21, 2023
Sep 21, 2023

Feeding Ukraine’s Future features a discussion with Andrii Dykun, Chairman of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council. The agriculture sector has been a main engine of Ukraine’s economy since before the war. This podcast provides a stark look at everyday life for the country’s network of farmers, considered some of the country’s most important small business owners. Some have been imprisoned by the invaders and others are being forced to sell their crops below cost.

Sep 21, 2023

Dr. Maximilian Burger-Scheidlin, Executive Director of the International Chamber of Commerce in Austria, specializes in finding new ways to encourage individuals and businesses to adhere to global anti-corruption standards and legal frameworks through business incentives and practical ways to resist bribery and other forms of corruption, especially in difficult environments. Burger-Scheidlin joins Anna Kompanek, Director for Global Programs, to provide an overview of his innovative anti-corruption training program, its target audience, the role branding plays in the success of the program, and its overall approach. Burger-Scheidlin also discusses the sustainability of the program in years to come and plans to further scale up and spread its global reach.

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