ICGFM Board of Directors - Biography
IBI, United States, Sustaining Member, President Elect, Lucie Phillips
IBI is an international economic development consulting firm dedicated to improving people’s lives. Founded in 1996 by Dr. Lucie Phillips, IBI is a woman-owned small business headquartered in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia.
IBI provides insightful analysis and practical, timely solutions to challenges facing governments, civil society organizations, and companies. Our experience has shown that the value of fresh ideas lies in their local implementation. In each assignment we look for ways to address challenges in a comprehensive way, and partner with local firms and individuals to ensure sustainable results.
IBI’s core principles focus on:
- Results - lasting improvements for people, firms and governments
- Job creation/maintenance - the engine of rapid, distributed economic growth
- Poverty reduction - diminishing the still growing gap between nations’ and individuals’ prosperity
- Participation and partnership - actively listening to and relying on local counterparts
- Integrity - an unflinching commitment to being good stewards of the funds with which we are entrusted
IBI launched the nonprofit International Leadership Center (ILC) in March 2007. ILC is dedicated to helping organizations and individuals improve their performance through training programs. Training specialties include leadership and management training, cross-cultural skills, and designing custom programs and services to meet specialized client needs. The ILC represents a partnership between IBI and the Management Training and Development Institute (MTDI), a company with three decades of leadership, management and cross-cultural communication training.
IBI is a member of the Society for International Development, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management, the International Society for Performance Improvement, the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, Devex, the Small Business Association of International Companies, Governance in Extractive Industries (GOXI), and the Coalition of International Development Companies of the Professional Services Council.