The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE): A Case Study on the Supply Side of Corruption in Thailand
Thailand has been plagued by corruption for many years. The corruption in Thailand has hamstringed business activity, economic growth, and the political process. Corruption delegitimizes government legitimacy in Thailand.
Microfinance and its outcomes: Studing poor women, their families and their communities
In its efforts to create economic and social development from the bottom-up, microfinance institution Grameen Bank sent a signal to much of the developmental world that combating poverty should start on local grounds.
LDAP - Local Development Assistance Program
The Local Development Assistance Program (LDAP) was a joint program involving the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine government. The $66.7 million program lasted from September 1990 to March 31, 1995.
Palestinian Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in 2005 and 2006
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Carter Center (TCC) sent two delegations of 74 and 86 people to partner with the Palestinian Central Elections Committee (CEC) and monitor the Palestinian presidential and parliamentary elections in 2005 and 2006.
Micro-Grant Selection via Community Voting as used in USAID Project “Approach to Participatory Management of Natural Resources”
In 2010, the Rural Development Fund, a Kyrgyzstan-based NGO, implemented an innovative method of small grants selection as part of USAID’s Approach to Participatory Management of Natural Resources program in Batken. The Micro-Grant Program sought to foster local owne
NDI/CPD 2012 Cambodian Commune Council Debate Series: A Case Study by Austin Owen
Despite nearly two decades of single party rule in parliament and the continued reign of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia has made significant democratic progress at the commune and province lev
Implications of U.S. Arab Spring Involvement For the United Arab Emirates& U.S.-U.A.E. Relations
In early 2012,as the Arab Spring continued to give rise to demonstrations and revolutionsin several Middle Eastern nations, sentiments of political dissent spread to the United Arab Emirates, a small oil-rich Middle Eastern country with an autocratic government and li
Topic: Democracy International – AERCA
In order to increase credibility, inclusiveness, and transparency in Afghan elections, as well as reform electoral law, the process for appointing commissioners, and the voting system, USAID provided Democracy International with a grant to implement AERCA – Afghanistan Electoral Reform and Civil