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 – NIFM International Training Programme on Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management

Between Monday, 30 November and Friday, 4 December 2015, ICPE organized a one week International Training Programme on Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, in cooperation with the National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), India for the second time in the last two months. 33 senior officers of Government of India participated in the programme accompanied by Mr. KS Gopinath Narayan, NIFM Course Director and Ms. Shivalli Malhotra Chouhan, Director, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. NIFM Director Mr Harsh Kumar was also present as a special guest of ICPE.

The programme was inaugurated by Ms Darja Bavdaž Kuret, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. Ambassador of India to Republic of Slovenia. H.E. Mr Sarvajit Chakravarti also graced the occassion

The participants were exposed to best practices within the sphere of Financial Management in the EU and specifically in Slovenia, as well as Public incentives in infrastructure Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects, Public sector accountancy in the EU, strategic planning of budgeting, The implementation of monetary policy in the Euro area, supervision of state accounts, integrity of public officers and other topics.

Several government ministries, autonomous institutions and academic centres of Slovenia as also the central bank cooperated in the programme which was directed by Dr Suzana Saptefrati.