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2016

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 Opens New Branch Office in Ghana

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

The GEMS Project was a governance program to strengthen a large portion of the public sector in Liberia. GEMS used a systems approach to improve 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

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

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

Read more about IBI's 20 year Anniversary

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

IBI Named the
USAID Small Business of the Year

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

Read more about IBI's 20 year Anniversary

IBI Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

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’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

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

2020

IBI provided regulatory analysis and technical assistance to identify and implement effective trade facilitation measures, including a customs risk management system and a post-clearance audit system for National Customs. 

Read more about BTFA and BTFA news

IBI Successfully Completes the Bangladesh Trade Facilitation Activity

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

Expanding Presence in Asia, IBI Awarded Four Task Orders Under PFM II IDIQ

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

IBI's First Long-Term Contract in Latin America; 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

IBI Awarded Global Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Contract

2012

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

IBI Awarded Justice Administration and Management Support Project by the State Department 

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

IBI Awarded the Global Human and Institutional Capacity Development Contract

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

Under this flagship economic growth and governance contract, IBI implemented eight task orders.

Read more about IBI's approach to PFM

IBI Awarded Global Public Financial Management Contract

2010

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

 

Read more about IBI's project in Gabon

IBI Provides Dynamic Geospatial Analysis to Conduct a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment in Gabon

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 the Governance and Economic Management Assistance Project in Liberia

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

Read more about David Colvin

David Colvin Becomes President of IBI

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 is helping the Government of Pakistan improve the performance of federal and provincial organizations involved in public financial management

Read more about PCDS. 

USAID/Pakistan Selects IBI for the Capacity Development Services Project

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

2017

IBI is helping the Government of Pakistan improve the performance of federal and provincial organizations involved in public financial management

Read more about PCDS. 

USAID's Global Development Lab Selects IBI for the Digital Liberia and E-Governance

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

USAID/Kosovo contracted IBI to conduct a longitudinal impact evaluation of the Transformation Leadership Project’s (TLP) scholarship component and a performance evaluation of the TLP partnership component.

Read more about TLP

IBI Awarded its First Long-Term Monitoring and Evaluation Contract in Kosovo

2011

IBI conducted research throughout Burundi's mining communities and with the private sector to help the Ministry of Mines address gaps in the mining code. Findings led to improvements in mining taxation, environmental protection, and small scale mining.

Read more about IBI's Project in Burundi.

IBI Helps Burundi Improve Governance in the Mining Sector

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

2013

2002

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

IBI Awarded the Global MACRO 2 Contract

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. 

Read more about EAGER 

IBI completes the Africa-wide Equity and Growth Through Economic Research Project

In the wake of a new procurement law, IBI developed a procurement manual and training officials across government on conducting compliant and transparent procurement

 

Read more about the project in Ethiopia

IBI Improves Public Procurement in Ethiopia

IBI designed and installed a rural market information system (MIS), through which stakeholders in rural areas are provided with timely market information on prevailing food crop prices.

Read more about IBI's work in Cameroon

IBI Assists Farmers and Buyers in Cameroon to Develop a Market Information System

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 contributed to the World Bank’s DTIS by conducting a comprehensive study of the mining sector in CAR.

 

Read more about IBI's project in CAR.

IBI Assists Central African Republic with Diagnostic Trade Integration Study

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

2006

Under the USAID/Uganda Strengthening the Competitiveness of Private Enterprise project, IBI analyzed and helped to improve the coffee, cotton and fisheries value chains.

Read more about IBI's project in Uganda.

IBI Strengthens Value Chains in Uganda

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

2019

IBI studied six governance areas that affect rural development – land use, taxation, regulatory and oversight bodies, market systems, extension services, and local governance. The research served to facilitate public private dialogue in stakeholder workshops around the country.

Read more about IBI's project in Ukraine

IBI Assists Ukraine to Develop Rural Reform Program to Boost Agriculture Sector

IBI mapped the processes used by Gambia’s Customs Department to find ways to improve trade facilitation and risk management.

 

Read more about IBI's project in The Gambia.

IBI Strengthens Customs Procedures in The Gambia

IBI developed and implemented a communications strategy designed to give government, private sector and civil society stakeholders access to accurate and timeline information about this major energy sector infrastructure project.

Read more about IBI's project on the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline. 

IBI Partners with ExxonMobil to Provide Accurate and Timely Communications on the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project

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

IBI Awarded Global Contract to Improve Public Financial Management and Economic Growth 

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

1996

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

Timeline

Scroll Down to explore IBI's History

2018

IBI is helping the Government of Pakistan improve the performance of federal and provincial organizations involved in public financial management

Read more about the PCDS project

USAID/Pakistan Selects IBI for the Capacity Development Services Project

Over this 5-year project, IBI provided regulatory analysis and technical assistance to identify and implement effective trade facilitation measures, including a customs risk management system and a post-clearance audit system for National Customs. 

Read more about BTFA and BTFA news

IBI Successfully Completes the Bangladesh Trade Facilitation Activity

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

IBI Awarded Global Contract to Improve Public Financial Management and Economic Growth

2020

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

David Wall Becomes IBI CEO

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 IDIQ

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
IBI Awarded Global Contract 

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 the SLO Project.

First Long-Term Contract in Latin America Strengthening CSOs in El Salvador

2019

New Projects in Lao PDR and a regional project working in the ten (10) ASEAN countries demonstrate an exapnsio

Read more about EVAL-ME II IDIQ

Expanding Presence in Asia, 
IBI Awarded Four Task Orders under the Public Financial Management II IDIQ

2017

This 3-year project helped Liberia use a systems approach to harness technology for improved governance.

Read more about the Digital Liberia and E-Governance Project

USAID's Global Development Lab Selects IBI for the Digital Liberia and E-Governance Project

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

2016

The GEMS Project was a flagship governance program to strengthen a large portion of the public sector in Liberia. GEMS used a systems approach to improve 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.

IBI Completes $50 million USAID/Liberia Governance and Economic Management Support (GEMS) Program

2015

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

IBI is named the USAID Small Business of the Year

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

Read more about IBI's 20 year anniversary.

IBI Celebrates 20 years

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 opens New Branch Office in Ghana

USAID/Kosovo contracted IBI to conduct a longitudinal impact evaluation of the Transformation Leadership Project’s (TLP) scholarship component and a performance evaluation of the TLP partnership component.

Read more about TLIPE.

IBI Awarded its First Long-Term Monitoring and Evaluation Contract in Kosovo

2014

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.

IBI Awarded Liberia Justice Administration and Management Support (JAMS) Project by the State Department

2013

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 Contract Vehicles.

Global Human and Institutional Capacity Development Contract Awarded to IBI

2012

Under this flagship economic growth and governance contract, IBI implemented eight task orders.

Read more about PFM IDIQ.

Global Public Financial Management Contract Awarded to IBI

2011

IBI conducted research throughout Burundi’s mining communities and with the private sector to help the Ministry of Mines address gaps in the mining code. Findings led to improvements in mining taxation, environmental protection, and small scale mining.

Read more about IBI's project in Burundi.

IBI Helps Burundi Improve Governance in the Mining Sector

2010

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 the Governance and Economic Management Assistance Project in Liberia

IBI applied its Dynamic Geospatial Analysis (DGA) tool in Gabon to identify future development corridors based on economic flows and natural resources, generating a national economic growth plan.

Read more about IBI's DGA tool in Gabon.

IBI Uses Dynamic Geospatial Analysis to Conduct a Strategic Environmental and Social 

2009

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

Read more about David Colvin.

David Colvin Becomes President of IBI

2008

In the wake of a new procurement law, IBI developed a procurement manual and training officials across government on conducting compliant and transparent procurement.

Read more about IBI's work in Ethiopia

IBI Improves Public Procurement in Ethiopia

2007

IBI designed and installed a rural market information system (MIS), through which stakeholders in rural areas are provided with timely market information on prevailing food crop prices.

Read more about IBI's Cameroon Market Information System.

IBI Assists Farmers and Buyers in Cameroon to Develop a Market Information System

IBI contributed to the World Bank’s DTIS by conducting a comprehensive study of the mining sector in CAR.

Read more about IBI's Diagnostic Trade Integration Study.

IBI Assists Central African Republic with Diagnostic Trade Integration Study

2006

Under the USAID/Uganda Strengthening the Competitiveness of Private Enterprise project, IBI analyzed and helped to improve the coffee, cotton and fisheries value chains.

Read more about IBI's work in Uganda.

IBI Strengthens Value Chains in Uganda

2005

IBI studied six governance areas that affect rural development – land use, taxation, regulatory and oversight bodies, market systems, extension services, and local governance. The research served to facilitate public private dialogue in stakeholder workshops around the country.

Read more about IBI's agriculture project in Ukraine.

IBI Assists Ukraine to Develop Rural Reform Program to Boost Agriculture Sector

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 IBI's projects under MACRO 2. 

IBI Awarded MACRO II Contract

2002

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 policymakers 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 the EAGER project

IBI completes the Africa-wide Equity and Growth Through Economic Research Project

2004

1999

IBI developed and implemented a communications strategy designed to give government, private sector and civil society stakeholders access to accurate and timely information about this major energy sector infrastructure project.

Read more about the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project.

IBI Partners with ExxonMobil to Provide Accurate and Timely Communications on the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline

IBI mapped the processes used by Gambia’s Customs Department to find ways to improve trade facilitation and risk management.

Read more about IBI's work in The Gambia

IBI Strengthens Customs Procedures in The Gambia

IBI mapped the processes used by Gambia’s Customs Department to find ways to improve trade facilitation and risk management.

Read more about the Streamlined Customs Procedures in Gambia. 

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.

1996

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 and the history of IBI.

Dr. Lucie Phillips Incorporates International Business Initiatives (IBI)

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