Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
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. 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 anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.
CIPE programs are supported by the National Endowment for Democracy, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Middle East Partnership Initiative, and the U.S. Embassy in Iraq Office for Private Sector Development.
AREAS OF WORK
Democratic Governance – CIPE works to create and strengthen institutions of accountability and increase public participation in reform.
Combating Corruption – With the private sector leading the way, CIPE seeks to improve governance mechanisms and standards and make a link between cultural norms and the rule of law.
Business Association Development – CIPE supports grassroots participation of private sector organizations by providing support and technical assistance.
Corporate Governance – CIPE initiates and supports programs to educate private sector leaders and the public on fairness, accountability, responsibility, and transparency.
Legal and Regulatory Reform – CIPE encourages the private sector to identify laws and regulations that hinder business activity and make reform recommendations.
Access to Information – CIPE works with local partners to achieve greater transparency in government and an unrestricted voice for reformers.
Women and Youth – CIPE supports women and youth through entrepreneurship and management programs.
Informal Sector and Property Rights – CIPE and its partners support the democratic voice and participation of the informal sector, reforming business registration procedures, and strengthening private property rights