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What is the IBP Initiative?

IBP is a uniquely interactive partnership through which policy makers, program managers, implementing organizations and providers are able to identify and apply evidence-based and proven effective practices to improve family planning/reproductive health outcomes worldwide. The initiative is run by a consortium of partners that use proven effective practices in change management to implement and scale up effective clinical practices and programmatic approaches. 

IBP partners support the transfer and exchange of knowledge, evidence-based practices, proven effective practices, experience and lessons learned in and among countries. This approach provides the building blocks for developing regional and country collaborative networks and formulating strategies and approaches that help to introduce, adapt, and scale-up proven effective practices that will improve access to, and quality of reproductive health. 

IBP is dedicated to catalyzing change and scaling-up what works to improve family planning/reproductive health. We support performance improvement and change management techniques that facilitate the implementation, scaling-up and sustained utilization of effective practices in reproductive health. We offer an outstanding opportunity for organizations and agencies in the field of reproductive health to identify common activities and work collaboratively to share their expertise, reduce duplication of effort, harmonize approaches and accelerate scaling up what works. We are linked not by donor funds but rather by a commitment to work collaboratively to take to scale effective practices to improve reproductive health.

Download the About IBP document here.  

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 Consortium. 

Contact the secretariat by emailing Suzanne Reiers, IBP Secretariat at WHO/RHR: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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