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The World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research (WHO/RHR), in collaboration with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), supports a growing partnership of international agencies known as the IBP Initiative.

The partnership was initiated in 1999 and formalized as the IBP Consortium through a Memorandum of Understanding with WHO/RHR in 2003, with WHO/RHR hosting the secretariat. IBP has grown from the 12 original partners to 44 organizations; this partnership is held together not by funding, but rather by a commitment to work collaboratively to improve family planning/reproductive health at the global and country levels.

IBP is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the family planning/reproductive health community to identify, implement, and scale-up effective practices through sharing knowledge and resources.