Statements & News Releases

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Economic Inclusion Is Integral to Democratic Resilience

06.24.2022 | Statement/News Release | Andrew Wilson
Amid Global Pride observances, CIPE affirms its belief that democracy can only truly take root and endure when all segments of society are able to pursue economic, political, and civic opportunities without fear of reprisal. Economic inclusion is integral to efforts for achieving sustainable market ...

CIPE Mourns Passing of Egypt Program Director Randa ElZoghbi

05.13.2022 | Statement/News Release
CIPE mourns the recent passing of Egypt Program Director Randa ElZoghbi, revered for her leadership and innovation in developing public policy excellence programs, partnerships to unleash small business and entrepreneurship potential, and economic reforms in the region. “Randa was among CIPE’s l...

CIPE Honors Madeleine K. Albright

03.23.2022 | Statement/News Release
As we mourn the passing of Madeleine K. Albright, longtime Chair of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), CIPE joins colleagues and friends around the world who are reflecting on her unparalleled contributions to advancing democracy, freedom, and human rights. Albright’s work is mirrored in ma...

Solidarity With Ukraine and Defense of Democracy Worldwide

03.03.2022 | Statement/News Release
Statement by the NED Family: The National Endowment for Democracy, the National Democratic Institute, the International Republican Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center Vladimir Putin’s illegal and unjustified attack on a sovereign, free Ukraine is ...

CIPE To Host Panel at March 11 World Bank Forum

02.18.2022 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
CIPE will be hosting a panel at this year’s World Bank fragility forum. The session is scheduled for 11:30 AM on March 11. It will be an opportunity to discuss the steps the private sector is taking to reduce insecurity and support economic recovery in the region with Sahelian business leaders...

CIPE Unveils Study on Tunisia’s Potential Economic Future

02.15.2022 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
CIPE hosted a virtual event to present and discuss the results of the Perceptions on Tunisia’s Socio-Economic Context survey that was launched as part of the Knowledge Hubs for Democratic Transitions (HUBS) project. Some 40 participants attended the Feb. 4 event to discuss recent economic instabil...

CIPE and IMBU Lead Environmental Roundtable

02.01.2022 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
CIPE and its partner the Iraqi Businessmen Union (IBMU) co-facilitated a roundtable discussion on the impact of environmental laws on industrial growth in Iraq. The January 12 event was part of the USAID-funded Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) project and was attended by represe...

CIPE Signs Grant Agreements in Sri Lanka

02.01.2022 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
CIPE has signed grant agreements with five new organizations in Sri Lanka as part of a project with DoS – Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs on large-scale infrastructure. This important achievement came together in recent weeks. The project has expanded partner networks beyond the capi...

CIPE Trade Team Coordinates Customs Meeting in Bolivia

02.01.2022 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
CIPE’s Trade Team coordinated a meeting hosted by Bolivia Customs that included a delegation of customs officials from the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Chile to determine the compatibility of their trusted trader programs (known as Authorized Economic Operator). The Jan. 24 t...

Statement of the Free Enterprise & Democracy Network on the Summit for Democracy

12.10.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
The Free Enterprise and Democracy Network is focused on private sector solutions and market reforms that help democracy deliver. On December 9-10, the first Summit for Democracy brought together “leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for ...

CIPE Launches a Program to Drive Sustainable SME Growth in Bahrain

12.10.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
CIPE’s “Economic Diversification and Access to Finance” project, supported by the U.S. Department of State, is underway. An official launch event on December 7, 2021 punctuated a week of consultations and a visit by the CIPE team to Manama. The launch was held under the patronage of Bahrai...

CIPE to Host Sessions at UN Internet Governance Forum

12.01.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
On December 7 and 8, CIPE Global will host three sessions at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (UN IGF). The UN IGF is a global forum that serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups, in discussions on public policy issues relating to internet governance. The first ses...

Research Shows the Importance of Trust in International Trade

11.29.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
CIPE’s Trade team, through the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, has published research into the impact of trust in international trade. The major study, Trade Facilitation Reform as a Trust Catalyst, examined relations between private sector stakeholders in the Colombian automotive indu...

CIPE Leads Briefing on Lebanon Economic Recovery

11.16.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
CIPE Program Officer Marie Principe moderated a virtual briefing titled “Lebanon: Economic Recovery Prospects,” co-hosted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Levant Working Group, AmCham Lebanon, and the Lebanese Embassy to the United States. The Nov. 4 briefing convened prominent representatives...

The Customs Administrations of the Dominican Republic and Guatemala Sign an MRA

11.03.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
Customs officials from the Guatemala Tax Administration (SAT in Spanish) and the Dominican Customs Authority (DGA in Spanish) signed a formal mutual recognition arrangement (MRA) last week. The signing confirms the compatibility of their trusted trader programs, known as the Authorized Economic Ope...

The SAHA Project Launches Roundtables on Health Governance Challenges in Tunisia

10.25.2021 | Statement/News Release | CIPE
Director-General of Health, Abderrazek Bouzouita, and the U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, Donald Blome, participated in a roundtable discussion with Tunisian experts and officials on health governance in Tunisia on October 21.  The roundtable is part of a $5 million U.S. Embassy funded “SAHAR...
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