Grow Learn Connect was founded by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to support the sustainable growth of MSMEs in emerging markets through capacity building and skills development. IFC has partnered with some of the globe's most respected learning organizations, such as The Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL) and The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI), to develop our Guide to Training and the IFC-LPI TPMA certification.
IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
IFC has extensive experience in promoting, conducting, and evaluating learning and performance initiatives. Our own research, as well as feedback and demand from our diverse client base, shows a deep need and opportunity in the performance and learning space in emerging markets.
Founded in 1995 in the UK, The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) is an independent, not-for-profit global authority on learning and development. It offers several certifications, including the Trainer Performance Monitoring and Assessment (TPMA) certification. IFC and LPI have partnered to offer the IFC-LPI TPMA Certification, an internationally recognized certificate of training competence that is building a network of trusted, high-quality service providers in emerging markets around the world.
The Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL), formerly the Canadian Society for Training and Development, is a not-for-profit membership organization for workplace learning professionals. The Institute for Performance and Learning has 16 locations across Canada, where both new and senior practitioners connect to drive excellence in workplace learning—from contributing to best practices to offering professional development opportunities. IFC's Guide to Training is based on I4PL’s framework of competencies.
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The Ministry of Finance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg prepares and implements the budgetary, financial and fiscal policy of the State. In this capacity, the Ministry is also responsible for the public finances and the preparation of the budget. In addition, it defines the policy with regard to the financial sector, and is responsible for external relations with the various international financial institutions. IFC, in partnership with Luxembourg, is committed in improving the performance of large numbers of value-chain linked SMEs historically underserved through solely finance-led initiatives while creating local non-financial advisory services markets that will sustain and scale these services in the economies where IFC works.
The main task of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to secure and promote Norway’s interests internationally. Norway’s interests are determined by such factors as its geographical location in a strategically important area, its open economy, its position as a coastal state and steward of substantial marine resources, and its extensive exports of oil and gas. IFC, in partnership with Norway, is committed in improving the performance of large numbers of value-chain linked SMEs historically underserved through solely finance-led initiatives while creating local non-financial advisory services markets that will sustain and scale these services in the economies where IFC works.