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Latest News From CIPE:

November 8, 2016

CIPE and IACE Launch Hotline to Help Tunisian Businesses Facing Bureaucratic Hurdles

Washington, D.C. – In an effort to improve the Tunisian business environment and accelerate economic reforms, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Tunisian think tank Institut arabe des chefs d’entreprises (IACE) have launched a hotline to help local businesses deal with red tape and bureaucratic roadblocks. The hotline was developed jointly with the government and the country’s two biggest private sector organizations, the Tunisian Union for Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts (UTICA) and the Tunisian Union for Agriculture and Fishing (UTAP).

October 28, 2016

Reasserting Democratic Values in Central and Eastern Europe

On Thursday, the 13th of October, from 9:00am to 3:30pm, the Atlantic Council, together with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), the International Republican Institute (IRI), and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), and in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), held an event called “The Illiberal Turn?: Reasserting Democratic Values in Central and Eastern Europe.” The conference discussed the political, economic, and social currents that challenge the region's path toward greater cooperation, prosperity, and freedom.

October 26, 2016

CIPE and Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry Report Identifies Reforms Needed to Improve Nigerian Port Efficiency and Reduce Corruption

Washington, D.C. - In an effort to provide business-led solutions to address inefficiencies in the operation of Nigerian ports, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) have released a report on needed port reforms.

September 26, 2016

Andrew Wilson Appointed Managing Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise

Washington, D.C. - Andrew Wilson has been appointed Managing Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Greg Lebedev, Chairman of the CIPE Board of Directors announced today.

“After careful deliberation and conversations with a list of highly talented and widely experienced individuals, CIPE’s search committee and Board of Directors enthusiastically and unanimously selected Andrew for this position,” Lebedev said. “We are impressed by his intellect, his leadership, his unique appreciation of the field, and his vision for CIPE’s future.”


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