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IBP was initiated in 1999 and formalized as a Consortium through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2003. IBP is a vibrant partnership that has grown from 12 original members to a membership of 41 international organizations in 2013.


This section provides an overview of the growth and development of the IBP partnership, our strategy, and program of work from 1999 to present.


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In 2010 the IBP Partners celebrated a decade of activities. We produced a short report that summarizes our first 10 years. As partners we have always been committed to work collaboratively at the global and country levels to reduce duplication of effort and harmonize approaches, to share and exchange knowledge globally and to foster the management of change to scale up locally effective practices.

Our goal is to harness the power of partnership to improve reproductive health. As a partnership we feel that, although we may have many achievements, there is much work to be done to achieve universal access to reproductive health.

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Contributors to the 10-year report include Maggie Usher-Patel and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the IBP Secretariat, WHO/RHR, Ward Rinehart and Sarah Johnson of Jura Editorial Services, Joyce Hopkins and Kim Marley of Hopkins Design Group, and the IBP partners whose statements appear throughout the text.

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