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. Their 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: 1. Results - lasting improvements for people, firms and governments 2. Job creation/maintenance - the engine of rapid, distributed economic growth 3. Poverty reduction - diminishing the still growing gap between nations’ and individuals’ prosperity 4. Participation and partnership - actively listening to and relying on local counterparts 5. Integrity - an unflinching commitment to being good stewards of the funds with which they are entrusted IBI is an equal opportunity employer that actively maintains a diverse staff and takes satisfaction with the results diversity brings to IBI and its clients.