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In 2013 CIPE worked on

163 projects in 49 countries

CIPE has more than 100 staff working at our head office in Washington, DC, and in field offices located in Ukraine, Russia, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

total expenditures in 2013

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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anticorruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

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Latest News From CIPE:

May 9, 2013

CIPE Nigeria Country Director on Country's Business Environment

CIPE Nigeria Country Director Omowumi Gbadamosi was intereviewed recently by the Nigerian newspaper Punch about the country's challenging business environment. She talked about how companies in Nigeria struggle with poor infrastructure, the cost of financing, and the poor security enviornment in many parts of the country. "But the good thing is that the challenges are not insurmountable," she added.

Global Editorial Cartoon Competition Winners Announced

Three Winners Chosen by Voters from 642 Entries, 83 Countries

A picture is worth more than a thousand words – cartoons can speak across languages and across cultures. The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Global Editorial Cartoon Competition. Artists from Iran, Spain, and Indonesia won in the Democratic Governance, Entrepreneurship, and Youth Empowerment categories.

April 11, 2013

Dr. Jesus Estanislao wins democracy award

This article was originally published in the Manila Bulletin.

CHICAGO, Illinois – The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) announced yesterday that their common Chairman, Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao FICD, has been named as the recipient of the 2013 Hernando De Soto Award for Democracy.

April 1, 2013

Center for International Private Enterprise to Honor Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao with Hernando de Soto Award for Democracy

WHO:              The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) will honor Dr. Jesus P.


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