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Private Enterprise and Democracy

Posted on the 28 March 2011 by Center For International Private Enterprise @CIPEglobal

There’s no conflict between free markets and the aspirations of developing democracies. The private sector can deliver the economic benefits of democracy while reinforcing the openness and fairness of democratic government.

In the video above, Ira Millstein, Jesus Estanislao, and Alan Larson explain the links between private enterprise and democracy at CIPE’s Democracy that Delivers event. To learn more, visit

Additionally, women must be included political and economic life in order for the private sector to truly deliver benefits for all members of society. To explore these themes further, CIPE will host a Democracy that Delivers event specifically geared towards women’s empowerment.

These are important issues for consideration. We hope you will join us as we explore these themes as the conference approaches and beyond.

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