Watch A #YouthChange Hangout

CIPE hosted a Google Hangout for International Youth Day. Watch the video of our discussion of how young people can initiate change around the world.

Advancing Political and Economic Freedom in Africa

CIPE and Freedom House co-hosted an event August 1 on priorities for democratic and economic reform in Africa ahead of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Read more about the discussion.

30 Years of Promoting Free Enterprise Around the World

Read an article on CIPE's 30-year history of supporting democracy and market-based reform around the world from the latest edition of Free Enterprise, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's quarterly publication.

Congratulations to Selima Ahmad for her Oslo Business for Peace Award

Selima Ahmad, founder of longtime CIPE partner the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was recently awarded Oslo Business for Peace Award. Watch an interview or read more about her work.

News & Events

30 Years of Promoting Free Enterprise Abroad

The latest edition of Free Enterprise, the U.S.

CIPE and Freedom House Host Discussion On Advancing Political and Economic Freedom in Africa

Representatives from African and American civil society, private sector, academia and government gathered at Freedom House on August 1 to participate in a panel discussion titled “Advancing Political and Economic Freedom in Africa: A Strategic Path for U.S.-Africa Relations.”

Advancing Political and Economic Freedom in Africa: A Strategic Path for U.S.-Africa Relations

On Friday, August 1, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and Freedom House invite you to a discussion on Advancing Political and Economic Freedom in Africa: A Strategic Path for U.S.-Africa Relations.

Resources & Publications

Improving the Environment for Entrepreneurship in Nepal

In 2006, Nepal emerged from a decade long insurgency and centuries-old monarchical governance. The country was undergoing a transition to democracy, characterized by elections and the adoption of a new constitution. Recognizing an opening in this new political context Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation was established to start a discourse on issues and agendas that help democracy deliver - a component that has been largely missing during past democratic transitions.

Samriddhi focused on expanding people’s access to economic opportunities primarily through the promotion of entrepreneurship, economic policy reform and improvement of the business environment. In order to strengthen the environment for entrepreneurship, Samriddhi employed a two-pronged approach. First, Samriddhi’s Arthalaya School of Economics and Entrepreneurship program educated and trained hundreds of aspiring university students on topics such as markets and policies and offered participants an opportunity to gain practical entrepreneurial skills. Second, Samriddhi’s initiatives known as the Nepal Economic Growth Agenda (NEGA) aimed to improve the policy environment for entrepreneurship.

Developing Entrepreneurial Talent and Leadership Among Youth in Peru

Since the early 2000s Peru has seen a period of sustained economic growth and poverty reduction, as well as three succe

International Youth Day Feature Service Articles

As part of celebrating such individuals on International Youth Day, two recent CIPE-Atlas

Development Blog

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