On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, CIPE’s Senior Program Officer for South Asia Jennifer Anderson sits in for Ken Jaques to conduct an engaging interview with Ali Salman on the wake of Malaysia’s election upset. After 61 years, Malaysia’s ruling coalition was defeated in the ballots.
Salman begins by sharing his experience working on the topic of religion and liberty as a founding member and now CEO of the Islam and Liberty Network, eager to establish a global program to share Islam’s foundations as a proponent for free-trade and market economy.
Anderson and Salman then discuss the surprising political change in Malaysia and the role of IDEAS (Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs) in changing the way citizens view government performance, as well as the role of anti-corruption efforts in the region.
“What would happen, if ten years down the road, half of the (NATO) alliance is authoritarian?” asks Jonathan Katz, a Senior Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. Katz, who has held numerous senior positions in the U.S. government, recently co-authored the article "An Inconvenient Truth: Addressing Democratic Backsliding within NATO" and sat down with CIPE’s Natalia Otel Belan and Pam Kelley Lauder. They discussed heightened concerns about democratic backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as possible measures by nations and the development community to address mounting challenges.
On the latest Democracy that Delivers podcast, FHI 360’s Phil Psilos talks about “The Atlas of Innovation for Economic Stability”. Psilos is the non-profit organization’s Asia-Pacific Technical Director for Economic Development and Innovation. Along with host Ken Jaques, and guest host Marc Schleifer, he highlights key entrepreneurial processes, new mobile technologies, and data-driven tools that are fostering stability in fragile and emerging economies. Psilos shares his favorite stories about dozens of innovation projects around the world and explains how his research on entrepreneurial inclusion has progressed over the years.
On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, CIPE’s Ken Jaques and Anna Kompanek sat down with incoming CEO of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Gerry Zack to discuss how fraud and compliance issues have evolved over the last 30 years. Zack has spent more than 30 years providing services involving the prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud, corruption and noncompliance.
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.
On this new podcast, a look at the political and economic situation in Tunisia with CIPE Country Representative Ali Ayadi.
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.
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.
Three Well-known Ukraine Reformers Provide Insight on Podcast
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Former Malawi President Joyce Banda on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Africa
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.
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.
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.
Ruslan Stefanov, Director of the Economic Program of the Center for the Study of Democracy in Bulgaria
Milica Kovacevic, President of Montenegrin Center for Democratic Transition
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
With presidential elections approaching in the Czech Republic, policy expert Radko Hokovsky analyzes the current political climate and key reform issues.
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.
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.