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.

September 25, 2013

Pakistan Minister Endorses Reform of Public Sector Enterprises

Pakistan's Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbala, said that he was committed to new reforms of the country's money-losing public sector enterprises at a recent event sponsored by CIPE and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Islamabad.

August 5, 2013

The Need for Reform in Pakistan's State-Owned Enterprises

Writing in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, CIPE Pakistan Country Director Moin Fudda argues that country's large public sector enterprises (PSEs) need to urgently reform their corproate governance governance standards, especially how CEOs are selected.

July 1, 2013

How Good Corporate Governance Can Help Save Middle Eastern Economies in Crisis

Writing in the Huffington Post, CIPE Executive Director John D. Sullivan argues that improving corporate governance can help countries in the Middle East manage the transition to free market economies.

June 28, 2013

Survey Shows Lebanese Corruption at All-Time High

The Daily Star of Lebanon reports on a corruption survey carried out by CIPE partner the Lebanese Transparency Assocation:

"A majority, 61 percent, confessed to having paid bribes in order to accelerate the issuing of formal documents, with 25 percent saying they resorted to blackmail as they felt it was the only way to obtain a required service.

More than half said they knew beforehand how much the bribe would cost and whether the amount will be paid in cash."


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