IBI grew out of Dr. Lucie Phillips’ research and consulting, after she returned to the USA from twenty years spent mainly in Africa. Her studies had shown that development programs sometimes failed to take into account local realities, including traditional law and authorities, property rights and institutional histories. On the other hand, local economies faced constraints for lack of ability to get information and technologies that were well known in the developed world. Her idea was to bring the two together, using modern business skills and best international practices while adapting them to developing country contexts to find truly viable, local solutions. IBI’s initial clients for research and social impact studies and training included USAID, international financial institutions, and large corporations.
For nearly twenty years, IBI has maintained its commitment to business-like standards by producing high-quality, measurable and sustainable results in a timely manner.
Sectors of Interest:
Information Communication and Technology,
Women Rights and Empowerment,
Sub Sectors of Interest:
Non-financial services to SMES,
ICT for Development
Type of Service:
Capacity building and training,
Monitoring and evaluation,
Research and assessment
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