In 2001, a group of performance improvement practitioners from various countries founded the ISPI EMEA network with the vision of supporting the concept of ISPI in our geographical areas, sharing and increasing knowledge of ISPI practitioners and sustaining the application of HPT across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Founded in 1962, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) is the leading international association dedicated to improving productivity and performance in the workplace. ISPI's mission is to develop and recognize the proficiency of our members and advocate the use of Human Performance Technology.
University of Oxford - Blatavnik School of Government
Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes:
Teaching current and future leaders: our education combines deep expertise with practical skills, equipping individuals to tackle this century’s most pressing policy challenges.
Research with impact: our independent, evidence-based research addresses real-life policy needs, from improving education to reducing corruption.
Engagement with governments and practitioners: we use our convening power to bring people together across disciplines and sectors to share knowledge, exchange ideas and create solutions.
The School was founded in 2010 and our founding dean is Professor Ngaire Woods. We admitted the first 38 Master of Public Policy (MPP) students in 2012 and we currently accept around 120 MPP students and five doctoral students a year.
The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) is the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. Each year, it provides thousands of professionals with information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies. An elected, voting board of directors representing the world's leading incubators governs the association.
InBIA serves over 2,000 members in across 60 nations. While entrepreneurial support program managers and developers make up a large share of InBIA’s membership base, the association also represents other interested individuals and groups. Approximately 27 percent of the InBIA membership is from outside the United States.
To help communities enable their entrepreneurs to transform their dreams into innovative businesses that make global prosperity a reality. To accomplish this mission, InBIA serves as a clearinghouse of information on the entrepreneurial support ecosystem. The association engages in many activities that support members’ professional development, including:
Organizing conferences and specialized trainings
Consulting with governments and corporations on entrepreneurship support
Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products.
Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market. We provide grants to microfinance institutions in Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East, who in turn develop and offer microenterprise loan programs, training and other financial services to the self-employed poor.
Whole Planet Foundation was borne out of Whole Foods Market’s desire to give something back to those who have helped us succeed, while focusing on the persistent problem of world poverty and hunger. The Foundation was formed with the entrepreneurial spirit of Whole Foods Market and is now in partnerships with microfinance organizations in 70 countries.
Since 1997, Grameen Foundation has been developing innovative solutions to address the critical needs of the most remote and economically disenfranchised communities. Here are highlights of our impact over the years.