The CIPE Guide to Governance Reform

Since the end of the twentieth century, it has become clear that free-market, democratic countries enjoy certain advantages in attaining developmental goals, raising the quality of life, and responding to the challenges of a competitive, changing world. The combination of economic and political freedom has powerful effects on reducing poverty and expanding opportunity for citizens of the developed world and emerging markets countries alike.

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has developed proven techniques for advancing democratic and market reforms, which private sector groups around the world have used to improve the business environment and the quality of governance. The CIPE Guide to Governance Reform introduces these techniques and the key principles in designing a reform agenda. This guide explains how private sector citizens and organizations can tailor reform programs to their own country’s situation.

This edition of the guide is intended for use by CIPE partners and any other organization seeking democratic, market reforms. The guide is organized according to the logical sequence of program development and proceeds from analysis to strategy to program design. Partners are encouraged periodically to revisit the concepts and consult appropriate sections whenever needed. Used in this way, The CIPE Guide to Governance Reform will help you get the most out of your efforts.

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