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Over the years, CIPE has actively contributed to policy discussions and thought leadership in the democracy and economic communities.
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Channeling the Tide: Protecting Democracies Amid a Flood of Corrosive Capital

Introduction & Summary There is an alarming trend occurring worldwide that threatens democracy and free market principles. A growing volume of evidence indicates that many forms of capital emanating from authoritarian nations are having a corrosive effect on democratic institutions a...

Democratic and Market Values Face Obstacles in Poland

10.16.2017 | Articles | Mieczysław Bąk, Anna Szczesniak, Przemysław Kulawczuk
Article at a Glance: When the socially conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS) came to majority power in Poland in 2015, it was the country’s first single-party or non-coalition government since the fall of Communism. The biggest threat to democracy is the ongoing Constitutional Court crisis, wh...

Democratic Backsliding in Bulgaria

07.31.2017 | Articles | Petar Ganev
Political Landscape in Bulgaria Bulgaria joined the European Union (EU) in 2007. At the time, EU entry was viewed as a fundamental step towards stronger democratic institutions and economic growth. However, the belief that pressure for change that comes from the outside (the EU) would be sufficient ...

2016 Annual Report

06.20.2017 | Annual Reports |
In 2016, CIPE worked on over 130 projects in more than 50 countries. With projects spanning the globe, CIPE supports democratic and economic development in some of the world’s most challenging regions. Working in countries ranging from young and transition democracies to authoritarian non-democra...

Threats to Democracy in Slovakia

05.30.2017 | Articles | Peter Goliaš, Michal Piško, Jozef Hajko
Article at a glance: Despite nearly three decades of progress, the recent rise of authoritarian-leaning and opportunistic politicians in Slovakia and other Central European countries points to the challenges faced by these young democracies. Just like in 1989, growing dissatisfaction is generating ...

Business Sector Takes Action to Fight Corruption in Ukraine

12.21.2016 | Articles | Anna Kompanek
Article at a glance: Although corruption remains entrenched in Ukrainian politics and the economy, private sector-led anti-corruption initiatives show a different path for the country. A new Ukrainian anti-corruption law incentivizes prevention and promises stricter enforcement, prompting business ...

2015 Annual Report

01.06.2016 | Annual Reports |
CIPE published its 2015 annual report in an all-digital, interactive format for the first time. Since the establishment of CIPE in 1983, the world has gone through many changes. CIPE has been at the forefront of promoting democratic governance and economic freedom around the globe. Our work is as ...

Combating Corruption through Collective Action in Armenia

09.30.2014 | Case Studies | Teodora Mihaylova
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) partnered with the Association for Foreign Investment and Cooperation (AFIC) in 2006 to establish a grassroots coalition of business associations and chambers of commerce, known as the Business Advocacy Network (BAN), with the aim of improving t...
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