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Latest News From CIPE:

November 4, 2011

CIPE Weekly Update


October 25, 2011

Business in Eurasia: Effecting Change in Difficult Environments

CIPE hosted a panel discussion today in partner with Eurasia Foundation addressing the intricacies of the post-Soviet business environment in Eurasia. Commentary was delivered by Association for Rural and Ecotourism in Belarus Chair Dr. Valeria Klitsounova, National Association of Small and Medium Businesses of Tajikistan Chair Matluba Uljabaeva, New America Foundation Schwartz Fellow Steve Levine, and CIPE Senior Program Officer Elena Suhir.

October 19, 2011

CIPE Opens Public Voting for Inaugural Global Editorial Cartoon Competition

Washington, DC – The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has opened online voting for the first annual CIPE Global Editorial Cartoon Competition. A panel of distinguished judges has carefully reviewed nearly 1,000 cartoons submitted from 73 countries worldwide on three topics – Democracy, Corruption, and Gender Equality.

October 17, 2011

Combating Corruption and Promoting Transparency in Thai Businesses

Bangkok, Thailand – On Monday October 17, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) hosted Thailand’s second Annual Conference on Collective Action Against Corruption. This year’s conference, “Promoting Transparency in the Thai Market Place,” featured keynote speeches by the head of Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission and CIPE Knowledge Management Director Dr. Kim Bettcher. The conference was held at the Royal Méridien Hotel on Wireless Road in Bangkok.


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