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.


ICPE at Bled Strategic Forum

On Monday, 5 September 2016, DG, ICPE Dr Anand Asthana has attended the Leaders' panel at the Bled Strategic Forum. ICPE was present at both the Bled Strategic Forum and the Business Bled Strategic Forum on Tuesday, 6 September 2016, where a delegation of 40 officers from various ministries and agencies of the Government of India, led by Professor KS Gopinath Narayan, National Institute of Financial Management, attended the panels on European Union: Integration vs. Desintegration and Energy Geopolitics as well as the discussions at the Business Bled Strategic Forum, namely the Digital Transformation and Smart Cities and Cognitive communities. The participation at the BSF and Business BSF was a unique opportunity for the participants of the one week training at ICPE as the international component of the Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management three week course at NIFM. ICPE is thankful to the organisers of Bled Strategic Forum, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia for accommodating the participants of the ICPE training programme in Bled.


PMADG, ICPE Dr Anand Asthana with Mr Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania (ICPE Member State)