London, September 12, 2018 IFC, a member
of the World Bank group, and the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI),
a global authority on workplace learning and development, today announced
a partnership to offer an internationally recognized certificate of training
competence that will help build a network of trusted, high-quality professional
training service providers in emerging markets around the world.
The certification is one component of IFC’s
strategy to support the growth of firms and entrepreneurs in emerging markets
by creating a dynamic local market of capacity building, coaching, and
consulting services that will give businesses in emerging markets access
to critical specialized knowledge as well as support to grow and evolve
in a dynamically changing marketplace.
Edmund Monk, CEO, LPI, said: “The partnership
between the LPI and IFC represents a huge step forward in the building
of high-quality training capability in emerging markets. The LPI’s globally-recognized
TPMA framework, together with IFC’s vast experience and reach in these
markets, means that trainers and training partners can attain a certificate
of competence that is not only validated by learning industry experts but
also signifies a commitment to the highest levels of delivery quality and
performance, specific to emerging markets and fragile and conflict situations.”
Graeme Andrew Harris, Senior Operations Officer,
IFC, said: “IFC aims to correct the historic under-development of local
advisory services industries in emerging markets and to create a qualified
and competitive market that extends the scale, impact, and cost effectiveness
of local economic development programs. Partnering with LPI means IFC can
offer an internationally recognized, quality assured certification to help
advisory service professionals in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia
deliver top quality training, tailored to trainees’ unique needs in emerging
The joint certificate is based on the LPI’s
well-established Trainer Performance Monitoring and Assessment (TPMA) certification,
which is designed to give trainers the flexibility and confidence to conduct
sessions that focus on positive learner outcomes, and IFC’s extensive
knowledge and experience in developing the performance of the private sector
through building the skills of professionals and entrepreneurs.
Professional trainers looking to improve facilitation
skills and achieve professional recognition can have their training formally
assessed via a network of IFC-LPI certified assessors throughout Africa,
the Middle East and South Asia. Trainers who pass the assessment will be
awarded the IFC-LPI TPMA Trainer Certificate.
The IFC-LPI TPMA certification is suitable
for trainers of all levels of experience, including those who have been
through other accreditations and want to transfer to the globally-recognized
More information about the IFC-LPI TPMA certification
can be found at www.ifc.org/smeadvisoryservices
IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank
and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution
focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work with more than
2,000 businesses worldwide, using our capital, expertise, and influence
to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world.
In fiscal year 2018, we delivered more than $23 billion in long-term financing
for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to
end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information,
About The Learning and Performance Institute
and Performance Institute
is a self-governing professional body for workplace learning professionals.
The Institute was established in 1995 and since then has grown on an annual
Today, the organisation has thousands of individual members and hundreds
of accredited learning organisations.
Through a range of membership, certification, accreditation, events and
bespoke consultancy services, the Institute focuses on enhancing and recognising
the skills and professional status of individuals and organisations engaged
in learning activities, and assessing the quality of learning services.
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