Meet Senior Technical Partner: CIPE
The Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening is the prime recipient of the United States Agency for International Development’s Democratic Elections and Political Processes Leader with Associates Award. Under this award, our three core institutes (the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, the International Republican Institute, and the National Democratic Institute) are joined by four senior technical partners (STP) which include: The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, the Center for International Private Enterprise, Democracy Arch, and Internews. This is an introduction to CIPE.
USAID/CEPPS DEPP Award Senior Technical Partner – CIPE
Private enterprise and democracy fit together like a hand and glove, and yet neither function particularly well when separated. Just as democracies respond to the needs of their citizens, private enterprise and global trade have historically lifted societies out of poverty more often than anything else in human history. While entrepreneurship is not perfect, and financial gaps remain throughout free market societies, people can, inevitably, be left behind. So, the key, according to Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is to create developing economies that deliver for all by strengthening and expanding participation in the shaping of governing policies.
CIPE is a U.S. non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen democracy around the world through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. Founded in 1983 and based in Washington, DC, CIPE works by encouraging and enabling business communities to actively participate in the democratic process and in the development of democratically-governed, inclusive market economies. CIPE’s core focus areas are: Anticorruption and ethics, business advocacy, democratic governance, enterprise ecosystems, trade, accountable investment and women’s economic empowerment. CIPE is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest independent business membership organization.