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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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Oct 30, 2018

Data transparency and access to open data sources have become increasingly timely issues around the world. CIPE Partner On Watch (İzlemedeyiz) is one of the leading organizations in analyzing data to help boost transparency and accountability that promotes capacity building and good governance in Turkey. Baybars Orsek, Chairman of On Watch Association, and Batuhan Ersun, General Coordinator of On Watch Association, join host Ken Jaques to discuss how their replicable association model helps make data more accessible to all citizens.

Oct 23, 2018

In this episode of Democracy that Delivers, Marie Principe, CIPE Program Officer for MENA and head of the Livelihood Innovations through Food Entrepreneurship (LIFE) project, is joined by Andrew Varnum, Executive Vice President of DC-based Food Accelerator Union Kitchen, as LIFE celebrates its one-year anniversary. The LIFE project in Istanbul, Turkey, supports sustainable livelihoods in the food sector through an entrepreneurship incubation experience and workforce training program in response to growing tensions between refugee and host communities in the region.

Looking ahead, the project seeks to open a new space for entrepreneurs in Mersin, as well as publish a forthcoming and much-anticipated cookbook with recipes and stories from its members within the next year.

Learn more about the LIFE project on the CIPE website at: https://www.cipe.org/projects/life-project/ , as well as LIFE partner Union Kitchen at: https://unionkitchendc.com/ .

Oct 16, 2018

In this Democracy That Delivers podcast, host Ken Jaques is joined by guest Ann Marie Plubell, EMPEA (Emerging Markets Private Equity Association) Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, and guest host Eric Hontz, CIPE Program Officer for Europe and Eurasia. Ann Marie Plubell discusses the current investment climate in emerging markets, and highlights EMPEA’s approach to promoting the spread of healthy capital conducive to better markets, that increase participation in the economy and foster entrepreneurship.

 

Oct 10, 2018

Nate Herman, Senior Vice President with the Supply Chain of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), joins host Ken Jaques and guest host Jeanne Cook for a discussion of Herman’s work on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Much of the conversation was spent dissecting various supply chain issues, including the importance of the safety of the product, timely delivery of the product, the workforce environment and quality, as well as traceability.

 

Herman also emphasizes the three priorities driving AAFA members to become more active in social compliance and similar matters:

  • Legal liability, or complying with the law.
  • Brand reputation in a 24/7 media world. He says: “[Companies] need to be doing the right thing because consumers expect it”
  • The premise of doing the right thing: “Most companies want to do the right thing because it’s good for their business, and in the long-term, good for their bottom line.”

 

This special Democracy that Delivers podcast is part of an ongoing series organized by CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center.

Oct 2, 2018

This week, on Democracy that Delivers, CIPE’s Program Officer for Global Programs, Louisa Tomar, joins hosts Ken Jaques and Pamela Kelley-Lauder to discuss the upcoming launch of a new Digital Economy Guidebook co-authored by CIPE and New Markets Lab. Tomar provides some insight as to what CIPE does in the area of digital economy, and why this guidebook is so instrumental when discussing regulations, legality, compliance obligations, and more within the field.

She discusses the use of this guidebook, and how CIPE will be co-hosting public-private dialogue forums with local partners to engage business, government and civil society in dialogue on digital transformations in emerging and frontier markets and building a more inclusive digital economy.

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