In Paraguay, CIPE works with its partner, Foundation for Development in Democracy (DENDE) in developing the youth as future civic and political leaders, encouraging a culture of public service, training the local business community, and promoting a space for public-private dialogue. Over the past year, CIPE and DENDE have selected and trained 48 young leaders in democratic principles, economic policies, and civic responsibility. Furthermore, CIPE has assisted DENDE in its outreach efforts to the private sector, stimulating dialogue between public officials and representatives of the business community.