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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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Jul 6, 2020

We are joined this week by Richard Dailly, who is a managing director in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in the Singapore office, and a fellow at the Duff & Phelps Institute. In this podcast, he discusses how COVID will result in the future re-orientation of supply chains, and how this could have significant geopolitical and security impact which will reinforce factionalism and challenge globalization.

Jun 29, 2020

We are joined this week by two guests from Sri Lankan partner Verite Research to discuss unethical media reporting practices and solutions. Stephanie Nicolle is an Assistant Analyst in the Media Team at Verité Research, and Rochel Canagasabey is an Assistant Manager in the Media Team at Verité Research. Verite has been highlighting this content via their platforms Ethics Eye and Factcheck.lk and has been raising questions on unethical reporting to hold the media accountable and improve the quality of information dissemination. They also discuss their powerful Media Ownership Monitor tool.

Jun 22, 2020

Dr. Vaqar Ahmed is Joint Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). He is a former civil servant and has served as an Advisor to UNDP. He has also undertaken assignments with Asian Development Bank, World Bank Group, and Ministries of Finance, Planning and Commerce in Pakistan. He is joined by John Morell, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at CIPE, to discuss the disruptive effects of COVID-19 on supply chains in Pakistan, the Belt and Road Initiative's projects in Pakistan, and much more.

Jun 15, 2020

Osman Cakiroglu, Project Director of the LIFE Project, joins host Ken Jaques to discuss the new ways the program is helping local entrepreneurs in Turkey impacted by the global pandemic. They also discuss the upcoming CIPE event with the consortium partners (register here) and the exciting launch of the LIFE Project Cookbook that is now available for purchase. All proceeds of the cookbook will go towards the LIFE Project. 

Jun 12, 2020

This week on Democracy That Delivers, we are joined by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School in Berlin, and Frank Brown, the Director of CIPE's Anti-Corruption and Governance Center. They discuss what led to the creation of the newly published Public Integrity Forecast and how the current COVID-19 pandemic and other events have had an effect on the forecast, as well as the connection between the Forecast and the Anti-Corruption Rapid Response program pioneered by CIPE.

This podcast was hosted in conjunction with the Anti-Corruption and Governance Center (ACGC).

Jun 10, 2020

Host Ken Jaques is joined by two CIPE partners from the Western Balkans: Adis Muhovic from The Center for Policy and Governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Petar Čekerevac from LIBEK in Serbia. They discuss the current political situation in their respective countries, some roots and consequences of economic challenges, and proposed solutions.

This episode was originally recorded in November 2019.

Jun 5, 2020

Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale is a managing director at Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in the Washington, D.C. office. Nicole has more than 25 years of executive-level experience and a unique viewpoint on global commercial and compliance matters from her extensive service in both the public and private sectors. She joins our host Ken Jaques to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains and national security. 

Jun 1, 2020

Thilo Hanemman, a partner at Rhodium Group and leads the firm’s work on global trade and investment, joins host Ken Jaques to discuss the report “Mitigating Governance Risks From Investment in Southeast Asia” (read it here). He presents an overview of how Chinese Investments have changed, or not changed, over the years. 

May 29, 2020

Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein is a Nonresident Fellow with the Stimson Center, where he works primarily with the 38 North project, and serves as editor for its affiliate website North Korean Economy Watch. He is also an Associate Scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is writing his dissertation about the history of social control in North Korea. He joins co-host Jane Kim, CIPE Program Officer for Asia and the Pacific and our host Ken Jaques to discuss North Korea and COVID-19. 

May 26, 2020

Selima Ahmad is a member of the Bangladesh Parliament, as well as founder and president of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI). She joins us for a podcast with CIPE's Center for Women and Economic Empowerment Director Barbara Langley to discuss how Bangladesh is managing the COVID19 crisis and some things she is doing in her capacity as a politician and businesswoman.

May 18, 2020

Brian Joseph is Vice President, Programs at the National Endowment for Democracy. He has over 20 years of experience working to advance democracy and human rights. He joins our host Ken Jaques to discuss COVID-19 and government's responses around the world. 

May 15, 2020

Dr. Ali Riaz is a well-known author, a Senior Non-Resident Fellow with the Atlantic Council, and a Distinguished Professor​ at the Department of Politics and Government of Illinois State University. He joins Regional Director John Morrell, and host Ken Jaques to discuss the economic impact of COVID-19 on Bangladesh’s economy as well as some insight on other parts of South Asia. 

May 12, 2020

Mary Silaban, Senior Fellow at Paramadina Public Policy Institute in Jakarta, Indonesia, discusses her research on property rights, investments, and the mining sector. Silaban joined us as a panelist for a CIPE event titled: "Mitigating Governance Risks from Investment in Southeast Asia – A Study of Chinese Capital Flows to Eight Countries." More information and a recording of the event can be found on the CIPE website

This podcast was originally recorded in December 2019. 

May 8, 2020

Sujeev Shakya is the Founder CEO of beed (www.beed.com.np), a Nepal based international management consulting and financial advisory firm that works in Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, and the US. He joins Regional Director John Morrell, and host Ken Jaques to discuss the economic impact of COVID-19 on Nepal’s economy.

May 4, 2020

We celebrate Democracy That Deliver's 200th podcast with a special episode just in time for Giving Tuesday 2020. 

We are joined by CIPE's Marie Principe and the Stimson Center's Johanna Mendelson-Forman for a behind the scenes look at CIPE's very first cookbook "The Cuisine of LIFE" - now available for purchase online.

To learn more about the cookbook and the project, please visit: https://lifeforentrepreneurs.com/cookbook 

This podcast was originally recorded in December 2019.

Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Development Studies of the University of Dhaka. He joins Regional Director John Morrell, and host Ken Jaques to discuss the economic impact of COVID-19 on Bangladesh’s economy.

Apr 21, 2020

Professor Dr. S Akbar Zaidi is a Political Economist who has had nearly four decades of teaching and research experience in Pakistan and abroad. He joins Regional Director John Morrell, and host Ken Jaques to discuss the economic impact of COVID-19 on Pakistan's economy. 

Apr 14, 2020

How can we advocate forcefully to maintain a business enabling environment amid COVID-19, lockdowns, and changing rules? Associations and chambers of commerce affiliated with CIPE are providing new forms of leadership on this front, as well as services and information, to people around the world. CIPE Executive Director Andrew Wilson and Senior Program Officer Stephen Rosenlund explain how they and partners in numerous countries are leveraging “maximum telework situations” to help micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises stay connected and in business.

Apr 9, 2020

Laurence Todd, Director of Research at IDEAS (Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs) in Malaysia, joins host Ken Jaques. Todd visited CIPE's headquarters for an event on Chinese capital flows to Southeast Asian countries in December 2019 to pre-launch a report on the topic co-authored by Todd.

Check out the newly published report.

Mar 31, 2020

We close out Women's History Month with a podcast with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Product Lead for the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Gender Secretariat, Heather Mae Kipnis, and CIPE's Director for the Center for Women's Economic Empowerment, Barbara Langley. They discuss IFC's role in supporting stakeholders and clients to close gender gaps in the economy, and doing so in a sustainable way. Heather Mae Kipnis highlights the business case for closing the gender gap and help create more opportunities for women entrepreneurs, and the top 6 challenges women face in business and investment. 

This podcast was originally recorded in November 2019. 

Mar 24, 2020

Dr. Liz David-Barrett, Professor of Governance and Integrity and Director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption, University of Sussex, joins Associate Program Officer for CIPE's Anti-Corruption and Governance Center in this podcast. They discuss major trends in the global anti-corruption space and its study, and what corporations can in terms of global leadership. Dr. David-Barrett also talks about her work with "integrity clubs" and their conditions for success. 

Mar 17, 2020

This week, Carolina Acosta, Regional Representative for the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF), joins host Ken Jaques and co-host Florent Bakija, Program Officer for GATF. They discuss how trade facilitation can help developing countries like Colombia save millions every year (approx $14.3 million) if the Trade Facilitation Agreement is implemented. They also highlight how the work in Colombia has been a huge success, and how the project can be replicated in countries around the world. The harmonization of customs procedures is a huge opportunity for business and authorities, says Carolina Acosta.

Read the full case study of GATF (and CIPE's) work in Colombia on this project with partner INVIMA: https://www.cipe.org/resources/colombia-making-trade-of-essential-goods-simpler-faster-and-more-cost-effective/

Mar 10, 2020

*Special 1 hour podcast for International Women's Day 2020!*

CIPE's most recent Center for Women's Economic Empowerment (CWEE) event brought together two of CIPE's most notable partners together from the other side of the globe: Manizha Wafeq of the Afghanistan Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Foluke Ademokun of the Association of Nigerian Women’s Business Network. They are joined by CWEE Director Barbara Langley as they all discuss ways to improve conditions for women in the economy, as well as their efforts and achievements in eradication barriers through business leadership and advocacy. 

The podcasts guests were brought in 2019 as panelists for an event at CIPE Headquarters. Watch the full livestream of the event today

Mar 3, 2020

Aisalkyn Botoeva’s work as a sociologist addresses many of CIPE’s focus areas, from women’s entrepreneurship to associations, specifically in Central Asia, she has a lot of experience to share. In this podcast, she will discuss the evolution of women’s entrepreneurship from the 1990s to today in two countries, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. She will analyze the impact of international organizations, governments, as well as women’s own organizations in supporting entrepreneurship, and identify areas for further work. 

Feb 25, 2020

Deependra Chaulagain is the Director of Operations & Outreach at Samriddhi Foundation where he designs operational systems and oversees outreach programs. He joined Samriddhi Foundation in 2007 and is also a former President of Liberal Youth of South Asia (LYSA). He holds experience of designing and executing several national and international programs in youth politics and entrepreneurship. 

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