Building a Future for Syria's Youth

CIPE and its partner the Syrian Economic Forum are working to prepare Syria's displaced youth for a brighter, more democratic, more prosperous future. WATCH THE VIDEO

Bangladesh Partnership Wins Case Study Competition

A CIPE case study on Bangladesh partner BWCCI recently won first place in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation multi-stakeholder case study competition. READ MORE

Alexander Raevsky, 1956-2015

With great sadness CIPE announces the sudden passing of Alexander “Sasha” Raevsky, CIPE’s Russia Country Director. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife and son, family, and friends. READ MORE

CIPE's Abdulwahab Alkebsi Discusses Yemen on PBS Newshour

Regional Director for the Middle East & Africa Abdulwahab Alkebsi discussed the the security situation in Yemen and the role of the different factions on PBS. WATCH THE INTERVIEW

News & Events

BWCCI-CIPE Partnership in Bangladesh Wins First Place in Global Partnership Case Study Competition

WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) today announced its first plac

FEDN Member Estanislao Named to Ethisphere’s Top 100 in Business Ethics

Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN) Steering Committee Member Dr.

Resources & Publications

Public-Private Dialogue: The Key to Good Governance and Development

Article at a glance

  • An increasing number of policy and governance challenges such as inclusive growth, poverty reduction, government accountability, business integrity, and innovation demand private sector participation in order to generate viable solutions.
  • Public-private dialogue (PPD) provides a structured, participatory, and inclusive approach to policymaking directed at reforming governance and the business climate, especially where other policy institutions are underperforming. Governments that listen to the private sector are more likely to design credible reforms and win support for their policies.
  • Dialogue platforms have proven their ability to deliver results. Practitioners around the world can learn from and apply successful PPD approaches through a new community of practice online hub,

Using a Trade Agreement to Address Corruption

Article at a glance

  • The recently negotiated World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement will simplify customs procedures. A key outcome of these changes is less opportunity for corruption related to the import and export of goods.
  • This article discusses key Articles of the Agreement and how each one reduces corruption risk.
  • The long phase-in approach provided for in the Agreement, the flexibility afforded to developing countries, and the opportunity for technical assistance during implementation are additional factors that encourage adoption of the Agreement.

Development Blog

The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML (N)) government is completing its second year in power on...

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Pakistan and India share a long, unyielding history. The past is marred with political and...


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