The IAP Advisory Committee comprises elected members and a representative from each IAP regional network. As per the IAP Statutes, the host academy and/or national academy of the hosting country also holds an ex officio seat on the Advisory Committee.
The Policy Advice Committee identifies and prioritizes policy needs surrounding scientific activities of global interest and monitors their impacts. It assists with fundraising for implementation of these activities.
The Capacity Building Committee supports IAP and its member academies and networks in strengthening their scientific activities, governance and management, to enhance capacity for greater impact.
The Communication, Education and Outreach Committee hones communication links between IAP and its member academies and networks, enhances the global role and impact of member academies and networks in policy advice and science education and shares information on global initiatives where IAP members can play a role.
The InterAcademy Partnership, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, registered in Washington, DC, USA as a public charity. Contributions are tax deductible. IAP provides independent expert advice on global scientific, technological and health issues. The IAP Secretariat has two offices. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) administers and staffs the IAP-Trieste office which is hosted by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy. The National Academy of Sciences hosts the IAP-DC office in Washington, DC, USA.
The IAP Statutes (the latest version of which is available here), together with separately drafted Rules of Procedure, describe the governing regulations for IAP and its Committees.