The public consultations on the country by country approach are now closed. Thank you for your interest and valuable contributions. The Secretariat is integrating the comments into a revised approach that will be presented to the Programme and Policy Committee in October and to the GAVI Board in December 2012
A key principle for the GAVI Alliance is
to support national priorities, integrated delivery, budget process and
decision making. At country level, this requires good governance,
well-functioning oversight bodies and strong institutions capable of
taking and implementing decisions to the benefit of the population.
cognisant of the fact that the Alliance is focusing its support on the
lowest income countries, most GAVI processes and policies presume a
reasonably well-functioning governance structure and health system to be
in place. These may not be available in some GAVI-eligible countries.
this background, the GAVI Alliance Board in November 2011 requested the
Secretariat “to develop a policy that clearly defines the GAVI
Alliance’s approach to fragile and under-performing countries”. Through a
consultative process with input from technical experts, a draft
document including a framework for a country by country approach (see Related downloads above) was developed on which GAVI requested comments.
From June-August, participants were encouraged to review the presented framework. All comments were submitted through an online feedback form. Comments, suggestions and/or recommendations facilitated the strategy revision process.
What will GAVI do with the comments?
comments submitted through the online form will be reviewed, compiled
and incorporated as appropriate into a revised version of the approach.
This revised version as well as the consolidated comments and feedback
received during the consultation process will be presented to the
Programme and Policy Committee (PPC) in October 2012. The PPC will then
present the results to the GAVI Board for final review and decision in
What was the process to date?
development of the country by country approach has to date consisted of
consultations with various stakeholders such as governments, civil
society organisations and other GAVI partners. The Secretariat also
established a technical consultation group consisting of immunisation
experts and experts working in fragile states that has provided guidance