Materials presented on this website detail how and why democracies and market economies are inextricably linked and are based on a conference held in Washington D.C. by the Center for International Private Enterprise. Read more >>

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Materials presented on this website are based on the conference held in Washington D.C. celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). The conference brought together leading practitioners, thinkers, and policymakers to build a greater understanding of the meaning of democracy beyond elections as well as the meaning of economic growth that is both inclusive and sustainable. 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. For 25 years, 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 U.S. Embassy in Iraq Office for Private Sector Development, and the Middle East Partnership Initiative.