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CIPE Releases Fully Digital Annual Report With Enhanced Visitor Experience 
CIPE recently released the 2015 CIPE Annual Report. The report is fully digital to provide an interactive and engaging experience for visitors. Visitors can get both a quick overview of CIPE by scrolling through the site and can dive deeper into the content by clicking on specific tabs, including links to videos and other resources. In 2015, CIPE worked on over 110 projects in more than 50 countries globally. The Annual Report showcases CIPE’s work and impact.
Cashless Economy Boosts Egyptian Economic Growth
CIPE, the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), and the Federation of Egyptian Banks (FEB) were featured in leading financial magazine Banker Africa and Thomson Reuters' Zawya for FEI and FEB’s joint initiative to move Egypt towards a cashless economy. CIPE Egypt Country Director Randa Al Zoghbi discussed the need for regulatory reform to reduce Egypt’s dependence on cash transactions in order to promote financial inclusion, increase transparency, and curtail corruption. With CIPE's assistance, FEI and FEB released a robust study on Egypt's predominantly cash-based economy and began advancing key policy reforms to transform Egypt into a cashless economy.
CIPE Co-hosts Youth Day Event on Technology and Governance
In celebration of International Youth Day, CIPE and OpenGovHub co-hosted a panel discussion, "Leveraging Youth and Technology for Governance Reforms." Panelists shared best practices for incorporating youth ideas and feedback to improve government policies and service delivery through technology. The discussion (listen now via podcast) was moderated by CIPE Program Officer for Global Programs Maiko Nakagaki and featured Accountability Lab Founder and Executive Director Blair Glencorse, Souktel Director of Programs & Strategy Maggie McDonough, and Venezualan Fellow, Atlas Corps and Program Director at CEDICE Giannina (Gigi) Raffo. 
Crisis of values is undermining democracy in Moldova
Moldova - CIPE Deputy Regional Director for Eurasia and South Asia Natalia Otel Belan was quoted in a recent Intellinews article about the political tensions within Moldova and the country’s “identity crisis.” In the article, “Moldova at 25; Divided We Fall,” Otel Belan discusses the lack of a clear set of values needed to tackle issues such as weak rule of law and endemic corruption. She describes Moldova as a country “on the cusp.” 
CIPE discusses private sector solutions to growth and stability challenges in Afghanistan 
Washington, DC - CIPE Regional Director for Eurasia and South Asia Marc Schleifer spoke at an event co-hosted by the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce titled, “The Key to Afghanistan Economic Growth & Stabilization.” Schleifer discussed the role being played by the local private sector to craft policy proposals that will boost economic growth and create jobs in the key economic hubs outside Kabul. 
Interview looks at work to counter corruption in emerging markets 
Washington DC - Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC CEO Richard Bistrong interviewed CIPE Value Chains and Anti-Corruption Program Team Leader Frank Brown in a two-part video series titled “Carrots, Corruption, and Compliance.” In the first interview, Bistrong and Brown discuss incentives or ‘carrots’ for small and mid-sized enterprises to take action even in environments with pervasive corruption practices. The second interview focuses on how leadership can counter the corruption narrative. Bistrong recently spoke on the CIPE podcast about his criminal conviction for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and his work today helping companies deal with anti-bribery and compliance issues around the world.



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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, democratic governance, business advocacy, and anti-corruption and ethics. www.cipe.org

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