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Latest News From CIPE:

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.

August 26, 2011

CIPE Weekly Update



August 10, 2011

CIPE Youth Essay Contest Seeks Young Voices on Democratic and Economic Development

Washington, DC – For the fourth year, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) invites youth (aged 18-30) from around the world to tell their stories about democratic and economic development.

In order to help determine this year’s essay topics, CIPE polled participants from its previous three essay contests. In 2011, CIPE is accepting essays in three categories:

August 8, 2011

Peruvian Entrepreneurship Education Program Wins CIPE 2011 Leading Practices Contest

Washington, DC – A Peruvian program that teaches young people about the benefits of entrepreneurship and democracy has taken first place in a contest held by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). CIPE launched the Leading Practices Contest in 2011 to recognize innovation and good practice in the field of democratic and market reform. The contest’s objective is to facilitate transfers of knowledge among CIPE’s international network of reform leaders.


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