Associate membership shall be open to other organizations (whether of a public or private nature) that share similar objectives as set out in Article 3 of the Statutes. Multilateral and regional institutions, companies, consultancy or advisory firms, donors, and professional associations are eligible to become Associate Members. They enjoy the same voting right as Ordinary Members with a limitation to amendments to the Statutes that are permissible when 10 Associate Members make a written request to the Executive Committee.