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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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Case Study: Afghanistan National Business Agenda and Provincial Business Agendas

04.17.2019 | Case Studies
Background Under the Taliban’s rule prior to 2001, the business community in Afghanistan was particularly repressed. All associations and chambers of commerce were disbanded, with the exception of one shell organization run to the government’s orders. After the Taliban were ousted from power, Af...

Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Annual Report 2018

03.27.2019 | Annual Reports
Just three years after our inception, the impact of our work to support trade facilitation reform is starting to shine through. Our Annual Report 2018 provides a snapshot of what we have achieved to date.   In Colombia, businesses and the government are witnessing a marked improvement in borde...

Business Associations for the 21st Century

01.28.2019 | Guides & Tools
Business Associations for the 21st Century is a business association management guide developed by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) to help business owners and managers around the world build a stronger and more favorable business climate through effective programs and the adv...

Building Partnerships for Kenya’s Digital Transformation

10.09.2018 | Articles
About the White Paper To promote dialogue on the governance of technology and the digital space in Kenya, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) hosted a forum, Building Partnerships for Kenya’s Digital Transformation on October 8, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The forum was held in coop...

Digital Economy Enabling Environment Guide: Key Areas of Dialogue for Business and Policymakers

10.03.2018 | Guides & Tools | Louisa Tomar, Katrin Kulhmann, Megan Glaub, Mengyi Wang, Kim E. Bettcher, Anna Kompanek, Morgan Frost, Ana Maria Garces Escobar, Aditi Rao, Lanxin Chen, Brian Bieron
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and New Markets Lab (NML) present“Digital Economy Enabling Environment Guide: Key Areas of Dialogue for Business and Policymakers”  This Guide aims to explain the complex legal and regulatory aspects of the digital economy for all stake...

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...

Lessons in Democratic Development

05.25.2018 | Case Studies | John D. Sullivan
For 35 years, the Center for International Private Enterprise has participated in a worldwide effort to build the institutions of markets and democracy. During that time, CIPE has developed a number of innovative programs in partnership with business associations, think tanks, and other nongovernmen...

Changing Destinies: How Entrepreneurs Help Build Democracy

11.16.2017 | Articles | Kim E. Bettcher
Entrepreneurs drive change. They provide ideas, initiative, and leadership that invigorate development and transform society. Young, growing firms lead economic change by propelling gains in productivity and employment. In doing so, they reshape attitudes, social relations, and institutions. They ar...

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...
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