GAVI maintains a transparency and accountability process, managed independently by the office of the internal auditor
Guardian of donor funding
The GAVI Alliance takes very seriously its responsibility as a guardian of donor funding and it holds all recipient governments accountable for the support it provides and expects that proper financial management and accountability systems are in place.
GAVI vigorously condemns any misuse of its funding. Children’s lives are jeopardised when GAVI funds are not used as they are intended.
Helen Evans, Deputy CEO of the GAVI Alliance
GAVI maintains a transparency and accountability process, managed independently by the office of the internal auditor.
When GAVI suspects misuse of its funds, it halts cash disbursements and in-country funds are frozen. When misuse is confirmed, GAVI's fund agreement with a partner government requires it to repay any missing funds. GAVI actively communicates pending cases to the GAVI Board and to our donors and publicly provides information on its website.
GAVI supports countries largely through funding for vaccines and other related supplies, which are centrally procured and delivered to Ministries of Health in eligible countries. Approximately 85% of GAVI support is provided in this way.
Vaccines represent a low risk of misuse compared to cash payments or other medicines, for which there is a secondary market.
GAVI's cash support to eligible countries is used to help countries increase their capacity to introduce and sustain new vaccine programmes. This support allows countries to address their specific priorities and system bottlenecks. GAVI's cash-based support represents about 15% of its annual disbursements.