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.


Mr Zdravkovic participated at the International Conference on Resurgence of State Owned Enterprises in India

ICPE’s researcher Aleksandar Zdravkovic, M.Sc, participated at the International Conference entitled "Resurgence of State Owned Enterprises – The Role of Ownership Policy and Governance Systems" in India.

The International Conference on Resurgence of State Owned Enterprises was held from 10-11th December, 2010, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Aleksandar presented a paper  “Performance Management Systems for State Owned Enterprises” within the session Monitoring and Performance Management Systems for SOEs – Best Cases.

There were around 150 participants at the conference, including policy makers and stakeholders of governments, CEOs and senior managements of public enterprises in India, trade union leaders, officials from professional and oversight bodies, specialist in corporate governance, academics, consultants and researchers in the SOE domain, representatives of financial institution and media. Prof. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development, UNDESA, inaugurated the conference.

The conference was organized by the Dept of Industries & Commerce, Government of Kerala through Public Sector Restructuring and Internal Audit Board (RIAB). Additional information about conference is available on the website www.soekerala2010.org.

International Center for Promotion of Enterprises - ICPE
Dunajska 104, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ph.: +386 1 568 23 31
Email: info at icpe.int