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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anticorruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

More information about CIPE is available on our Background page and in our annual reports.

CIPE has more than 100 staff working at our head office in Washington, DC, and in field offices located in Ukraine, Russia, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

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Stories about CIPE projects, programs, approaches, resources, and successes are published daily on the CIPE Development Blog and in our quarterly newsletter, OverseasREPORT.

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Latest News From CIPE:

September 18, 2014

Global Editorial Cartoon Competition Open for Public Voting

Cartoons can speak across languages and cultures, and provide personal insight into universal challenges facing citizens around the world. The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is pleased to announce that public voting is now open for the 2014 Global Editorial Cartoon Competition.

September 10, 2014

August 5, 2014

30 Years of Promoting Free Enterprise Abroad

The latest edition of Free Enterprise, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's quarterly publication, features an article on CIPE's 30-year history of supporting democracy and market-based reform around the world.

Read more about CIPE's achievements over the past three decades at

August 1, 2014

CIPE and Freedom House Host Discussion On Advancing Political and Economic Freedom in Africa

Representatives from African and American civil society, private sector, academia and government gathered at Freedom House on August 1 to participate in a panel discussion titled “Advancing Political and Economic Freedom in Africa: A Strategic Path for U.S.-Africa Relations.”

July 29, 2014

Advancing Political and Economic Freedom in Africa: A Strategic Path for U.S.-Africa Relations

On Friday, August 1, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and Freedom House invite you to a discussion on Advancing Political and Economic Freedom in Africa: A Strategic Path for U.S.-Africa Relations.

July 14, 2014

Selima Ahmad Receives Oslo Business for Peace Award

Selima Ahmad, founder of long-time CIPE partner the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI), has been awarded an Oslo Business for Peace Award for her work supporting female entrepreneurs in a country where women face many barriers when starting and growing a business. Selima began the BWCCI in 2001 with a vision to transform the business environment for women in Bangladesh and empower women entrepreneurs to build their micro businesses into larger enterprises.

May 19, 2014

U.S. Chamber President and CEO on 30 Years of CIPE Successes

In his latest commentary in The Weekly Standard, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue discussed CIPE's 30-year history and its relationship with the Chamber. 

March 25, 2014

Winners Announced in CIPE Blog Competition

Winners Announced in CIPE Blog Competition
Young International Bloggers Explore Challenges of Democratic and Economic Reforms

Washington, DC – Seven young writers from around the world have been selected as winners in the Center for International Private Enterprise’s (CIPE) International Blog Competition. The winning blogs were selected from nearly 100 entries from 35 countries in three categories relating to democratic and economic reforms.

January 22, 2014

Karen Kerrigan Named Top 100 Thought Leader in Crowdfunding

OurCrowd has announced its list of the top 100 most influential voices in the crowdfunding movement featuring CIPE Vice Chair Karen Kerrigan. Kerrigan is President & CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, which conducts research and advocacy on behalf of its more than 70,000 members. The list is baased on an Evolve!, Inc.

October 18, 2013

Bangkok Conference Draws Attention to Private Sector Alliance Against Corruption

On October 8, more than 400 represetnatives from top Thai companies, as well as government, academia, donors, and the media, gathered in Bangkok for the 4th Annual Conference on Collective Action Against Corruption, an event sponsored by CIPE and the Thai Institute of Directors.


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