Welcome to ICPE

Until this day, ICPE remains the sole intergovernmental organization headquartered in Slovenia. More than 40 years ago, on 24 April 1974, ICPE was founded as the International Center for Public Enterprises in Developing Countries by the Government of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, following the initiative of the United Nations (UN) and with strong support of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and personal commitment of Academician Mr. Anton Vratuša, PhD, the then Vice-President of the Federal Executive Council of Yugoslavia.

It was a time of enthusiasm, emerging new states in the wake of decolonization and an orientation towards the “New International Economic Order”, which would strive to reach fair and economically balanced relations between the “developed” and the “developing” worlds. Strong and efficient public enterprises proved to be one of the key pillars of good governance and building of the economies in the relatively fragile and weak countries of the global “South”. ICPE grew on these ideas. Already in 1976, only two years after it was registered as a Yugoslav organization, following the expressed interest of many NAM members, ICPE was transformed officially to an intergovernmental organization of its member states. 30 states and 9 observers were present at the founding conference in March 1976. By the 1980, ICPE had initiated seven successful programs, research, seminars and trainings in the field of public enterprises, some of which were carried out comparatively in several member states and were financially supported by the UN agencies.

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Training programs


ICPE provides training programs for government offices and different public sector institutions, as well as other interested institutions from its member states and beyond. With its vast experience in the field of training and strong connections with different academic, research and business institutions, ICPE is able to provide programs on the most diverse topics.


Secretary to Government of India releases special issue of Public Enterprise

Secretary to Government of India, Department of Public Enterprises released the latest thematic issue of the Public Enterprise Half-Yearly Journal, Vol. 23, titled Service Innovation and Service Quality in the Public Sector. The ceremony was attended by HE Param Jit Mann, Ambassador of India and Mrs Meena Agarwal, Director of India's National Institute of Financial Managfemnt. During the ceremony, the Director General, ICPE Dr Anand Asthana mentioned that the previous issue of December 2016, titled Public Enterprise Performance Benchmarking was very well received.

Public Enterprise is a double blind peer-reviewed journal (ISSN 0351-3564), (DOI:10.21571/pehyj) published twice a year by International Center for Promotion of Enterprises that aims to disseminate high quality scholarly research and add to the pool of knowledge on the subject of public enterprise by publishing theoretical and empirical academic articles in the field of governance of public enterprises. The regular issues give priority to the topics related to performance measurement, management and monitoring systems, restructuring and privatisation, corporate policy development, comparisons with the private sector and the third sector, public policy relating to the public sector, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. The Journal publishes both theoretical and applied research material.


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