GAVI's resource mobilisation process includes the cultivation of key public and private donor relationships, empowerment of implementing countries, shaping of vaccine markets, and collaboration with civil society and other partners
The GAVI resource mobilisation process rests on four main pillars:
- reaching out to current and new public and private donors with a diversified portfolio of instruments (direct contributions and innovative finance);
- increasing ownership of implementing countries through co-financing;
- influencing market shaping through new market entrants and price reductions in vaccine manufacturing; and
- mobilising the strong advocacy of civil society networks while involving a wide range of partners.
First Replenishment cycle (2011-2015)
GAVI’s first replenishment culminated with a pledging conference hosted by the governments of the United Kingdom and Liberia and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in London on June 13, 2011. GAVI’s first replenishment mobilised US$ 4.3 billion in donor pledges bringing the total resources available to GAVI for 2011-2015 to US$ 7.4 billion. Manufacturers also made commitments on vaccine prices and access.
On 30 October 2013, at the midway point of the 2011-2015 strategy period, the GAVI Alliance came together in Stockholm to review the progress funded by the commitments made in London. The Mid-Term Review (MTR) jointly hosted by the governments of Sweden and Ghana presented the successes and challenges of delivering immunisation and demonstrated that the GAVI Alliance is on track to achieve its 2015 mission goals: immunising 243 million children, often with several vaccines, which will save close to four million lives.
Second Replenishment (2016-2020)
GAVI’s second replenishment was launched at a high level meeting hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on 20 May 2014. Participants were presented with the 2016-2020 GAVI Alliance investment opportunity to: (a) accelerate impact by immunising an additional 300 million children and averting 5 to 6 million future deaths; (b) reach more children with increased protection by taking from 5 to 50% the number of children immunised with the 11 antigens recommended by WHO; (c) and sustain past investments by building a sustainable future notably for the 22 countries who will graduate from GAVI support by 2020. To seize this opportunity, donors were called upon to replenish GAVI with an additional investment of US$7.5 billion. GAVI would then be able to meet the total projected country demand for 2016-2020 of US$ 9.5 billion. Donors responded to the investment opportunity calling the US$ 7.5 billion replenishment ask ambitious but realistic and achievable.
GAVI’s second replenishment will culminate a pledging conference hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany on 27 January 2015. The GAVI secretariat Resource Mobilisation team and donor leaders are now engaged in efforts to secure the US$ 7.5 billion needed for the 2016-2020 period.