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In 2013 CIPE worked on

163 projects in 49 countries

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.

$18,556,843
total expenditures in 2013

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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.

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Latest News From CIPE:

May 14, 2015

The Free Enterprise & Democracy Network Releases Statement in Support of Threatened and Intimidated Venezuelan Business Leaders

(Washington, DC) The Free Enterprise & Democracy Network (FEDN) released a statement today in support of Venezuelan business leaders and managers who have been attacked and intimidated by their government.

“We are in complete solidarity with the business community in Venezuela,” John D. Sullivan, Executive Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) said today. “We call on the government to stop the intimidation and threats against the business community.”

Syrian Civil Society and Interim Government Commit to Improving Local Governance and Education

(Washington, DC) In a move that will help civil society and opposition authorities work together to improve local level governance and education in Syria, the Syrian Economic Forum (SEF) and Syrian Interim Government (SIG) signed Memorandums of Understandings to formalize their cooperation.

“This is a prime example of how the Syrian pro-democracy business community is playing a crucial role in helping Syria find a way forward in the current crisis,” John D. Sullivan, Executive Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise, said today.

April 28, 2015

Strengthening Fragile States: Causes and Solutions

Fragile states drive a disproportionate share of the world’s instability, violence and poverty. People living in these countries suffer from weak or dysfunctional institutions, social divisions, corruption, poor governance, a lack of protection of rights, and large informal sectors. These problems not only cause instability within a country, but create tensions regionally and sometimes globally.

March 20, 2015

"Pakistan's Evolving Corruption Landscape" featured in Ethisphere Magazine

"Stronger enforcement of international anti-corruption laws is forcing the business community in Pakistan to adapt," writes CIPE Senior Program Officer Frank Brown in a feature story for Ethisphere magazine.

With strong anti-bribery legislation now covering much of the developed world, multinationals are demanding that their suppliers and partners in emerging market countries like Pakistan institute tough new anti-corruption controls. Brown writes about how CIPE has been working with Pakistani firms to adapt to this new reality, ensuring that they can profit from being a part of global value chains while helping stamp out the kind of pervasive corruption that stifles the local economy.

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