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Pakistan - CIPE conducted two events to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week. One event was a focus group, “How Chambers can Promote Entrepreneurship,” which was conducted in collaboration with Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The second event was a youth private sector leaders' conference on the topic of “How Corruption Hampers Entrepreneurship,” held in partnership with the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Afghanistan - CIPE Kabul Program Director Mohammad Naim, Program Manager Lailuma Social, and Program Officer Mohammad Ibrahim Hassan met with Member of Parliament Humaira Ayubi, who is part of the Parliamentary Business Caucus and chairperson of the Anticorruption Caucus. The CIPE team and Ayubi discussed CIPE’s new Business Integrity Network in Afghanistan (BINA) initiative, and ways in which BINA can support anti-corruption dialogue between the public and private sectors.

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President Ghani and President Obama speak at USAID-funded Afghani women’s empowerment program launch; CIPE partner in Syria develops policy recommendations to improve the lives of Syrians displaced by conflict; CIPE launches anti-corruption compliance guide at event in Washington, DC

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Afghanistan - CIPE Program Officer Gregg Willhauck and Director of the Business Integrity Network (BINA) Haroon Mir convened a focus group in Kabul to launch a new program on business transparency and integrity. Mir presented the participants with information about the mission and objectives of BINA, and sought feedback about the initiative. Willhauck presented on the experience and impact of similar initiatives worldwide.

Giving the Private Sector in Afghanistan a Voice in Policymaking

Teodora Mihaylova, The objective of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Afghanistan has been to advance democracy by building the infrastructure for informed and effective public-private dialogue. Read more…

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Afghanistan - CIPE Afghanistan Program Officer Gregg Willhauck traveled to Kabul to conduct a range of program implementation and development meetings. Willhauck met with CIPE partners at the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Pakistan-Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the NGO Harakat (with which CIPE is launching a new business integrity program), and representatives of the US and UK Embassies.

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450 Afghan private sector representatives attend meeting in Herat to launch development of a Provincial Business Agenda; CIPE undertakes new business advocacy project in Georgia; CIPE partner bolsters the role of the private sector in formal discussions of legislative priorities in Egypt

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Afghanistan - CIPE Afghanistan staff Mohammad Naim and Matiullah Murad met in Herat with Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) Herat Chairman Saad Khateebi and ACCI Herat CEO Khalil Ahmad Yarmand, and the heads of a number of local sectoral associations, to discuss the Provincial Business Agenda (PBA) for Herat Province. The heads of these associations and key business leaders have been invited to form a coalition to provide the private sector with viable local solutions to policy challenges.

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More than 400 people attend 5th Annual Collective Action Against Corruption Conference in Thailand; CIPE partner holds workshop on corporate governance in the West Bank; advocacy efforts by CIPE partner in Afghanistan result in business-friendly policy changes

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