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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 29, 2018

In this latest Democracy that Delivers podcast, Anatoly Motkin, the founder and president of StrategEast, joined CIPE’s Ken Jaques and Maiko Nakagaki to discuss the growth of digital economies in the former Soviet Union. Motkin talks in-depth about the how the recent legislation in Belarus called Decree #8 “On the Digital Economy,” is designed to spur growth in the IT sector through various tax breaks. He also discusses how countries such as Belarus seem to be more advanced in the growth of digital economies than others in the region.

May 22, 2018

On this new podcast, a look at the political and economic situation in Tunisia with CIPE Country Representative Ali Ayadi.

May 9, 2018

On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast: International columnist and author Richard Javad Heydarian shares first-hand observations and insightful analysis on the latest developments and challenges related to governance and democracy in the Philippines.

In a discussion on Asian geopolitics, he shares his theories about what created the rise of the Duterte movement, and predictions on what populism means for elections around the globe.

May 1, 2018

Petar Čekerevac, the Executive Manager of LIBEK, a Serbian organization promoting individual liberty and a free market economy, discussed the evolution of his home country economically and politically since the Yugoslav Wars.

Apr 17, 2018

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund, currently holding their Spring meetings in Washington, cite corruption as a top challenge to promoting inclusive economic growth and ending extreme poverty. However, studies indicate that many anti-corruption interventions fail to have significant impact. So what anti-corruption approaches are really working?

CIPE talks with one of the world’s leading academic voices on the subject, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Democracy Studies Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Apr 10, 2018

For insight on how some governments are encouraging change in the public and private sectors, CIPE’s Ken Jaques and Tim Ridout interviewed Renato de Oliveira Capanema, Brazil’s Director for Integrity and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Transparency and Office of the Comptroller-General.

Apr 3, 2018

CIPE looks at the evolving roles of Slovakia’s civil society and NGOs in recent decades with Pavol Demeš, a Transatlantic Fellow for the German Marshall Fund.

Mar 27, 2018

Jessica Batke, senior editor of ChinaFile, explains that although the new Foreign NGO Law will provide a better framework for NGOs operating in China, it could have dire effects on those organizations promoting advocacy or NGOs whose objectives do not align with those of the Chinese government

Mar 20, 2018

Brad Coley, Economic Officer for the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, recently sat down with CIPE’s John Morrell and Pam Kelley to discuss how the WBRC project is helping to advance gender equality and positively impacting PNG’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Mar 13, 2018

Samy Boukaila, the founder of Algeria’s first think tank, CARE, recently sat down with CIPE’s Ken Jaques and Brenna Curti to explain why economic diversification is so critical for the nation and how his organization has pressed the message.

Mar 6, 2018

Former Malawi President Joyce Banda on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Africa

Feb 23, 2018

On this week’s podcast, George Welton provides insight on Georgia’s struggle with corruption following the fall of the Soviet Union and the country’s economic collapse.

Feb 14, 2018

New York Times journalist David Barboza discusses how he uncovered a network of corruption by the Chinese prime minister’s family in which billions of dollars in secret wealth were uncovered.

Feb 7, 2018

Andrew Wedeman, a political science professor at Georgia State University, provides a history of China’s economic growth and the positive and negative effects of its international investments thru the One Belt One Road Initiative.

Feb 2, 2018

Ruslan Stefanov, Director of the Economic Program of the Center for the Study of Democracy in Bulgaria

Feb 2, 2018

 Milica Kovacevic, President of Montenegrin Center for Democratic Transition

Feb 2, 2018

Nemanja Todorović Štiplija, President of the Centre for Contemporary Politics and Editor-in-Chief of the European Western Balkans

Igor Novakovic, Research Director of the International and Security Affairs Centre

Jan 24, 2018

With presidential elections approaching in the Czech Republic, policy expert Radko Hokovsky analyzes the current political climate and key reform issues. 

Jan 18, 2018

On this special 100th episode of Democracy that Delivers, Dr. Delia Ferreira Rubio shares her vision regarding the global fight against corruption and spotlights innovative new approaches that appear to be working.

Jan 9, 2018

On this week’s podcast, Belarussian economist Jaroslav Romanchuk discusses important reforms taking place in his home country, which has maintained many Soviet Union ideologies.

Jan 2, 2018

Drago Kos, who chairs the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery, is the guest of this week’s podcast and discusses the difficulties many nations face when implementing anti-corruption measures.

Dec 19, 2017

In this week’s podcast, Civil Development Forum Vice President, Marek Tatala shares his take and explains how CDF is using technology and other outreach mechanisms to empower citizens.

Dec 12, 2017

In this week’s podcast, Jeanmarie Meyer and Troy Wray discuss the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) efforts to update Indonesia’s purchasing processes through the Procurement Modernization Project.

Nov 29, 2017

In this new podcast, Cadasta Foundation Interim CEO Frank Pichel explains the vital role of land rights within modern economies and how Cadasta is leveraging new technology to strengthen and formalize land tenure systems in developing nations

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