Strengthening freedom of association and building the capacity of business associations and think tanks empowers the private sector to participate in the democratic process.
Local business associations, chambers of commerce, and think tanks can actively participate in the democratic process by developing and contributing to policy platforms and discussion. CIPE programs equip these partners to advocate economic reform and engage in dialogue with the government. Advocacy tools such as coalition building, grassroots outreach, and business-led policy platforms give a voice to private sector needs and help to encourage strong, inclusive economic growth while bolstering democracy.
Download our flyer for examples of CIPE’s work on Business Advocacy in Ukraine and Afghanistan.