IBP partners are those organizations and institutions that have signed either the IBP Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or IBP/MOU Extension Document thereby agreeing to support the principles and operating guidelines of the IBP Initiative as a partner of the IBP Initiative.

A partner of the IBP Initiative will be any agency, organization or research institute at the global, regional or country level prepared to: 

From 12 original members the partnership has grown to 37 members in 2012. IBP partners also work in collaboration with many local and international agencies, organizations and networks at the regional and country levels in the implementation of programme activities.

To mark the 10th anniversary of the IBP Initiative, IBP partners responded to questions from the IBP Secretariat: “What have been your most important contributions to the IBP Initiative?” and “How has your organization benefited from participation in the IBP Initiative?” Excerpts from the partners’ answers appear below.