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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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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.

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Latest News From CIPE:

November 8, 2010

Third Annual CIPE International Youth Essay Contest Winners Announced

Washington, DC – The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has announced the winners for its Third Annual International Youth Essay Competition.

November 3, 2010

Local Chambers of Commerce Welcome International Visitors through Innovative ChamberLINKS Program

Washington, DC – Throughout November and December, five chambers of commerce across the United States will welcome young professionals from six different countries to participate in the ChamberL.I.N.K.S. (Leaders, Innovators, and Knowledge Sharing) program. The
ChamberL.I.N.K.S. program provides talented young professionals from chambers of commerce and business associations around the globe opportunities to gain valuable leadership skills in the United States.

October 23, 2010

Anti-Corruption Programs Launched with Documentary Film Addressing Economic Costs of Corruption

Sana’a, Yemen – On October 21 and 23, 2010, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) launched two new anti-corruption programs in Yemen with local partners, the Human Rights Information Training Center (HRITC) and Democracy School, both non-governmental organizations based in Sana’a.

October 21, 2010

New Yoth Anti-Corruption Program Launched with Groundbreaking Film

Sana’a, Yemen – On October 21, 2010, CIPE and the Democracy School, a non-governmental organization based in Sana’a, launched a new youth anti-corruption project with a screening of a groundbreaking film exposing the economic and social costs of corruption in Yemen.

September 27, 2010

New Anti-Bribery Advocacy Strategy Launched in Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon – Chairman of the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA) Fadi Saab announced the new advocacy strategy to combat bribery and corruption in Lebanon on September 27, 2010.

September 17, 2010

2010 CIPE International Youth Essay Competition Democracy that Delivers Category Winners Announced

Washington, DC – CIPE is pleased to announce the Democracy that Delivers category winners for its 2010 International Youth Essay Competition.

September 15, 2010

Democracy Photo Challenge Winners Announced During International Day of Democracy

Thousands vote online to select 12 global winners of the Democracy Photo Challenge.

August 4, 2010

Communiqué, National Anti-Corruption Conference, Kabul, Afghanistan

Corruption has become a defining issue for Afghanistan’s emerging democracy. Successfully combating corruption requires strong intention and commitment as well as realistic and practical measures for addressing the problem.

July 12, 2010

Corporate Democracy Forum to Serve as Crucial Third Pillar for Community of Democracies

Krakow, Poland – The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) joined business and political leaders as they launched the Corporate Democracy Forum (CDF), at the High Level Democracy Meeting 2010. The CDF will form the crucial third pillar of the Community of Democracies, joining the private sector with governments and non-governmental organizations as key participants in the democratic process. The Community of Democracies issued the following statement:

July 7, 2010

Democracy Photo Challenge Expands Global Conversation

Documentary photographer Phil Borges, International Center of Photography director Willis Hartshorn and Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos named as jury co-chairs


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