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In 2013 CIPE worked on

163 projects in 49 countries

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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 enterprise ecosystems, business advocacy, democratic governance, and anti-corruption & ethics.

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Latest News From CIPE:

October 15, 2015

Sri Lanka's Democratic Transition: Can Substance Match the Talk?

With two elections, all signs point to a real democracy emerging in Sri Lanka, but much work needs to be done for the transition to succeed. The Sirisena government has promised a new era of transparent government to tackle corruption and advance economic and political reforms, but can the government fulfill its promises? Our panel of Sri Lanka experts assessed the depth of democratic change that has occurred in Sri Lanka and the challenges as well as opportunities that the country faces moving forward.

October 2, 2015

Women's Entrepreneurship: Giving Women a Voice through Economic Empowerment

Innovation and jobs created by women entrepreneurs are vital to economic growth worldwide. What is equally important is that entrepreneurial success by women also leads to their greater democratic participation in national and regional governance. Female entrepreneurs and businesswomen from all over the world often remark that their contribution to and influence in the governance of their countries increased greatly when they joined the workforce or started a business and became an active contributor to the economy.

August 5, 2015

FEDN Statement on Salvadoran Government Attempt to Prevent Pro-Democracy Groups from Participating in Community of Democracy Meetings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the actions of the Salvadoran government to attempt to prevent an accredited private sector representative from participating in the recent Community of Democracies (COD) Ministerial meetings hosted by the Salvadoran government, the Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN) issued a statement today expressing alarm at their behavior.

July 15, 2015

CIPE Partner Report Shows Isis Control of Oil Fields Funds Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Syrian Economic Forum (SEF) has released a study of Syrian oil production and trade which shows that 80 percent of Syria’s oil fields are controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), providing around $3 million a day in funding for the terrorist organization.


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