Mutual accountability meeting on 30 October in Stockholm, Sweden, to take stock of GAVI progress in immunisation and resource mobilisation since 2011
On 30 October 2013, the GAVI Alliance Mid-Term Review (MTR) meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, will assess the Alliance’s progress in delivering on the goals set at the 2011 Pledging Conference, where donors committed US$ 4.3 billion to immunising 250 million of the world’s poorest children by 2015, thereby saving up to 4 million lives.
Some 150 participants are expected to gather for the MTR, including GAVI Alliance partners (WHO, UNICEF, World Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), donors and potential donors, implementing countries, the private sector, civil society, Members of Parliament, vaccine manufacturers, and high-level individuals.
Prior to the MTR meeting a welcome dinner will take place on 29 October.
Delivering on the promise
During the MTR, attendees will:
- take stock of results since the London pledging conference;
- discuss how to jointly mitigate challenges in achieving the goals set in London;
- support the long-term sustainability of GAVI immunisation programmes.
The MTR will build momentum toward GAVI’s second replenishment emphasising the need for long term predictable funding of GAVI programmes through to 2030.
At the London Pledging Conference, nine donors out of nineteen pledged for the entire 2011-2015 period or beyond. It is therefore hoped that the donors who were not able to pledge for the entire period will extend their pledges to 2015 or beyond at the MTR.
Additionally, matching and challenge funds represent a unique opportunity for new public and private donors to double their impact by releasing already pledged support that is conditional upon additional public and private funds being raised.
Broad-based political and parliamentary support to ensure that all sovereign commitments are effectively delivered as pledged will be critical in delivering on the promise to save children’s lives and protect people’s health.