IBEX News and Events

IBEX Program to Receive 2014 Golden Image Award 

IESC is proud to announce that on July 16, the IBEX program will be awarded the 2014 Golden Image Award. The Golden Image Award is a national Liberian meritorious award bestowed to individuals or organizations that have made selfless contributions... read more

US Deputy Secretary of State Visits IBEX Program 

On June 19, the United States Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom visited the Liberia-IBEX Program. She met with IBEX staff and beneficiaries including 10 Liberian women entrepreneurs. The beneficiaries... read more

IBEX Environmental Impact Training 

The USAID-funded and IESC implemented Liberia Investing for Business Expansion (IBEX) Program held a series of workshops on Environmental Compliance Systems for project staff, partner banks, and local environmental consultants on June 18, 2014. IESC ... read more

Clean Energy Toolkit Workshop 

On March 31, IBEX Chief of Party Watchen Bruce presented at a USAID Sponsored Clean Energy Lending Toolkit Workshop. Eighteen representatives from International Bank (IB) and EcoBank participated in the training. The Clean Energy Toolkit developed... read more
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104 artisans and small business owners attending IBEX
presentation at the US Embassy during Global Business Entrepreneurship Week


Services and Assistance

1. Technical support and capacity building for SMEs to identify potential borrowers, support them in the loan process, and assist business planning and growth.

2. Technical support and capacity building for banks to train and coach bank staff on administration, management, and structuring specific to lending in seven sectors including the renewable energy and agriculture sectors in, as well as to introduce mechanisms and methodologies to promote proactive, informed, and criteria-driven portfolio management.

3. Sustainability of program impact through business incubators, membership communities, and chambers of commerce, where mentoring and advisory support services are institutionalized through U.S. diaspora linkages.

Geographic Reach

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Results To Date

  • 310 Loan Consultations

  • $11 Million in Loan Applications Submitted

  • $3.3 Million in Loans Approved by USAID's Development Credit Authority Partner Banks


In the US:

Scott Bennett
Program Manager

In Liberia:

Watchen Bruce
Chief of Party