CIPE- Introduction

The Center for International Private Enterprise is a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. CIPE has supported more than 1,000 local initiatives in over 100 developing countries, involving the private sector in policy advocacy and institutional reform, improving governance, and building understanding of market-based democratic systems.

CIPE provides management assistance, practical experience, and financial support to local organizations to strengthen their capacity to implement democratic and economic reforms. CIPE programs are also supported through the United States Agency for International Development.

CIPE works in four principal areas, helping the business community to become a leading advocate for market-oriented reform and democratic governance.

These include: a grants program supporting grassroots networks in developing countries, an award-winning communications strategy, capacity building programs, and technical assistance through field offices.

One of the unique attributes of CIPE is its ability to creatively employ concepts like transparency, accountability, fairness, and responsibility in institutional reform, laying the foundation for democracy at all levels of society.