The Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF) is an umbrella private sector body devoted to the orderly and healthy development of the private sector in Ghana through ad roach and promotion. In the discharge of this responsibility PEF is involved in policy dialogue to ensure that policies favor the smooth growth of the private sector. In February 2000, PEF organized a workshop on the theme "Building Partnership with Parliamentary Committees - A Private Sector/Legislature Network on Policy and Laws for Effective Governance" for members of 3 relevant committees of parliament with a view to striking the necessary relationship and acquaintances to facilitate its advocacy role. Later events however did not allow for the full implementation of the recommendations of that workshop.
Following the change of government in the 2000 elections, the leadership of parliament and members of the various committees also changed. To re-invigorate the process and kick-start the relationship to facilitate its advocacy role, PEF, with sponsorship from the Conrad Adenauer Foundation, organized another workshop from March 30 to April 1, 2001 on the theme "Pushing Forward the Agenda for Private Sector Development- The Respective Roles of Parliament and Private Sector" for the leadership of Parliament and members of the business related committees.