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Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

CIPE is the only institution in the world that works to support democracy and to strengthen the private sector. CIPE was founded on the principle that economic freedom and political freedom are linked. A strong private sector needs a flourishing democracy to work – and vice-versa. Our work centers on building strong democratic institutions to create an enabling environment for business and entrepreneurship to flourish. Whether that be leading anti-corruption efforts, training entrepreneurs, helping local business associations, chambers of commerce, and think tanks, assisting in presidential debates focusing on the economy, or building good governance structures – we are there on the front lines battling to strengthen and support democracy and its institutions so the private sector can thrive.CIPE’s areas of expertise include Anti-Corruption & Ethics, Enterprise Ecosystem, Business Advocacy, Trade, Democratic Governance, and "Corrosive Capital".