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Project Accomplishments

Organizational Milestones

David Wall Becomes IBI CEO

IBI’s Board of Directors selected David Wall as its new CEO. Prior to this role, Mr. Wall served as IBI Vice President, and as a senior development professional in other firms and with USAID.

Read more about David Wall and the announcement

IBI Named the USAID 2015 Small Business of the Year

IBI is awarded the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award by USAID's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

The GEMS Project was a five year, $50 million program to strengthen public sector capacity in Liberia. GEMS used a systems approach to strengthen the performance of more than 16 government entities.. While other USAID implementing partners fled Liberia in response to the Ebola Crisis, IBI remained, adapted, and pivoted to support the Ebola Crisis response and recovery.

Read more about GEMS

5-year, $50 million USAID/Liberia Governance & Economic Management Support (GEMS)
IBI Completes GEMS Program

Recognizing IBI’s ability to work effectively during the Ebola Crisis, the Department of State turns to IBI to implement the JAMS project to improve the performance of the Ministry of Justice.

Read more about JAMS

 Justice Administration and Management Support (JAMS) 
IBI Awarded Liberia JAMS project
IBI Opens New Branch Office in Ghana

IBI opened a branch office in Accra, Ghana, further demonstrating its commitment to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Read more about the office in Ghana

IBI Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

IBI turns 20 years old and reflects on two decades of development work around the world.

Read more about IBI's 20 year Anniversary

The Public Financial Management II IDIQ was awarded by USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) to address four factors that are keys to USAID’s goal of achieving broad-based, equitable economic growth: (1) increasing and expanding human capacity; (2) improving the policy environment to promote efficiency and economic opportunity for all members of society; (3) sound management of institutions; and (4) good governance.

Read more about PFM II IDIQ and IBI's approach to PFM

Public Financial Management II (PFM)
IBI Awarded PFM II IDIQ Contract

IBI provided financial and regulatory analysis and technical assistance to identify and implement effective trade facilitation measures, including a financial risk management system for the National Bureau of Revenue (NBR), and a post-clearance audit system for National Customs. 

Read more about BTFA and BTFA news

Bangladesh Trade Facilitation Activity (BTFA)
IBI Successfully Completes BTFA

IBI was awarded four task orders in 2019 under the Public Financial Management II IDIQ. Projects in the ASEAN region, Laos, South Africa, and Ukraine focused on improving financial management, the business enabling environment, and international trade policy. 

Read more about on IBI's where we work page

IBI Awarded Four Task Orders Under PFM II IDIQ

IBI applied it Dynamic Geospatial Analysis tool in Gabon to identifies future development corridors based on economic flows and resources, generating a national growth plan.


Read more about IBI's project in Gabon

Gabon Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment of the Mining Sector
IBI Provides Dynamic Geospatial Analysis

Cited by the World Development Report in 2011 as an example of successful post-conflict recovery, GEMAP improved Liberia’s public financial management to the extent that the IMF agreed to forgive some $4 billion in sovereign debt. Winning outstanding praise from Liberian and international stakeholders and counterparts, IBI completed all technical activities and contractual obligations under GEMAP on time and on budget in September 2010.


Read more about GEMAP

IBI Completes GEMAP project in Liberia

Liberia Governance and Economic Management Assistance Program

David Colvin becomes President of IBI

David Colvin becomes President of IBI, leading an expanded Liberia GEMAP implementation. Lucie Phillips remains Chairman and CEO.

Read more about David Colvin

IBI was awarded a contract for USAID's Human and Institutional Capacity Development for non-Critical Priority Countries (HICDpro for non-CPCs) and subsequently implemented two long-term task orders.


Read more about IBI's approach to HICD

Human and Institutional Capacity Development IDIQ

IBI was the only small business selected for award of the Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Alleviation and Economic Institutions and Analysis (MACRO II) Technical Assistance Services Contract under the Support for Economic Growth and Institutional Reform (SEGIR) Program.


Read more about GEMAP


Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Alleviation and Economic Institutions and Analysis


After 20 years as an international development professor, practitioner and consultant, Dr. Lucie Phillips founds IBI with the goal of combining global insight with local solutions.

Read more about Dr. Lucie Phillips

Dr. Lucie Phillips Incorporates International Business Initiatives

The EAGER project successfully produced research results used by decision-makers in fourteen Sub-Saharan Africa countries to improve public policy and accelerate economic growth. Over the five year project, IBI produced three book-length reports, six policy papers, and eight briefs. IBI designed a successful policy dialogue process whereby policy-makers were involved from the inception in each project. Stakeholders were able to test reforms -- in many cases while the research was still in progress – to monitor impact and adjust policies.

Read more about EAGER 

Africa-wide Equity and Growth Through Economic Research (EAGER) project
IBI Completes EAGER project


The Strengthening Local Organizations (SLO) Activity held its virtual closeout event, formally concluding its collaboration with 10 Salvadoran civil society organizations (CSOs).

Read more about SLO and its recent announcements

SLO Project Successfully Strengthens CSOs in El Salvador

IBI was awarded USAID’s flagship global contract vehicle for technical and advisory services for monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), titled the EVAL-ME II IDIQ.

Read more about EVAL-ME II

Technical and advisory services for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)
IBI Awarded EVAL-ME II IDIQ Contract

"At IBI we concluded that high-level technical expertise is most effective when it's combined with an understanding of local priorities, that is why IBI's tagline is Global Insights, Local Solutions."


- Dr. Lucie Phillips, Founder

Global Insights - Local Solutions
Public Financial Management

Public Financial Management

Liberia: Providing user-friendly revenue collection in Liberia

Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and Evaluation

Is university training having a measurable impact in Kosovo?

Performance Improvement

Performance Improvement

Improving performance of 18 Liberian ministries and agencies

Information Technology

Information Technology

Introducing mMoney to pay Liberian health workers

Economic Growth

Economic Growth

Facilitating Trade in Bangladesh