With the support of Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has completed the project “Addressing the Institutional Causes of Corruption” to improve the business environment in Pakistan by advocating for regulatory reform and help reduce corruption in the country.
To help understand the impact of corruption on young entrepreneurs, the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, through its Young Entrepreneur’s Forum, has worked for over six months under a grant from CIPE Pakistan to survey entrepreneurs about their perceptions of corruption.
To share the findings of the survey, a conference was organized by inviting representatives from public sector organizations, FNF, USAID, members of the Chambers and key persons from stakeholder organizations. Participants highly appreciated initiative of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and stressed to continue the process by holding conferences and roundtables to further develop a plan to address the causes of corruption in partnership with public and private organizations.
CIPE has been building the Islamabad Chamber’s capacity to support youth entrepreneurship since 2007 with key initiatives including the Young Entrepreneur’s Forum, approval of youth policy, establishment of an Entrepreneurship Development Center, and the design and organization of two youth conferences. This latest effort will help to better understand one of the biggest obstacles faced by young entrepreneurs in Pakistan.