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CIPE, CEPS Launch Declaration of Commitment to Liberty and Prosperity in Central and Eastern Europe

Brussels, Belgium – In an effort to reinvigorate commitment to democratic values in Central and Eastern Europe, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and regional partners are gathering in Brussels today to launch a Declaration asserting the crucial role of democratic values and free market principles in the region. The Declaration, written by local civil society and business representatives, is based on research and analysis of the challenges facing the region and citizen concerns.

Center for International Private Enterprise Statement on the Nomination of Ambassador Mark Green to be Administrator of USAID

Washington, D.C. – The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) today welcomed the nomination of Ambassador Mark Green to be the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and congratulates Ambassador Green on the Trump Administration’s selection of him to this important position.

CIPE, World Bank Launch App to Help Egyptian Entrepreneurs Access Finance and Know-How

Washington, D.C. – In an effort to increase opportunity for entrepreneurs in Egypt, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), with support from the World Bank MSME Facility, has created an Arabic-language mobile app called Tamweely. This new program was launched yesterday at a “Meet to Match” exhibition in Cairo.

CIPE Launches Women’s Business Resource Center to Support Entrepreneurship in Papua New Guinea

Washington, DC - In an effort to increase opportunity for women in Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has launched the PNG Women’s Business Resource Centre (WBRC), a first-of-its-kind institution in that country. The WBRC provides women from all backgrounds access to information and training on financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and help with navigating PNG’s business landscape.

CIPE and IACE Launch Hotline to Help Tunisian Businesses Facing Bureaucratic Hurdles

Washington, D.C. – In an effort to improve the Tunisian business environment and accelerate economic reforms, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Tunisian think tank Institut arabe des chefs d’entreprises (IACE) have launched a hotline to help local businesses deal with red tape and bureaucratic roadblocks. The hotline was developed jointly with the government and the country’s two biggest private sector organizations, the Tunisian Union for Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts (UTICA) and the Tunisian Union for Agriculture and Fishing (UTAP).

CIPE and Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry Report Identifies Reforms Needed to Improve Nigerian Port Efficiency and Reduce Corruption

Washington, D.C. - In an effort to provide business-led solutions to address inefficiencies in the operation of Nigerian ports, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) have released a report on needed port reforms.

Andrew Wilson Appointed Managing Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise

Washington, D.C. - Andrew Wilson has been appointed Managing Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Greg Lebedev, Chairman of the CIPE Board of Directors announced today.

“After careful deliberation and conversations with a list of highly talented and widely experienced individuals, CIPE’s search committee and Board of Directors enthusiastically and unanimously selected Andrew for this position,” Lebedev said. “We are impressed by his intellect, his leadership, his unique appreciation of the field, and his vision for CIPE’s future.”

CIPE and Egyptian Business Leaders Release Report on Creating a Cashless Economy to Boost Economic Growth

Cairo, EGYPT -- In an effort to boost Egyptian economic growth, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), together with the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) and the Federation of Egyptian Banks (FEB), released a robust study and proposed policy framework to move Egypt towards a cashless economy.

CIPE and Provincial Business Leaders in Afghanistan Release Report Outlining Plan to Promote Economic Growth

Washington, DC -- In a move to improve the business climate and create more economic opportunity, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and local business leaders from the Afghan province of Kandahar just released a Provincial Business Agenda (PBA) report that highlights recommendations for reforms to reduce corruption, ease access to credit, increase security, and improve infrastructure.

CIPE Celebrates New Generation of Entrepreneurs in Bahrain

Manama, Bahrain – Today, CIPE and the Seed Training Center celebrated the certification of 154 young, aspiring entrepreneurs in Bahrain.

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