Mission and Background

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform.


  • Foster institutions necessary to establish and sustain market-oriented democracies.
  • Increase private sector participation in the democratic process.
  • Increase support for and understanding of the freedoms, rights, and responsibilities essential to market-oriented democracies among government officials, businesspeople, media and the public.
  • Improve governance through transparency and accountability in the public and private sectors.
  • Strengthen freedom of association and private, voluntary business organizations.
  • Promote an entrepreneurial culture and understanding of how markets work.
  • Expand access to information necessary for sound entrepreneurial and policy decisions.


Center for International Private Enterprise
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-721-9200    Fax: 202-721-9250
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