3 questions as GAVI approaches next replenishment
Monday, April 28, 2014
The GAVI Alliance is gearing up for a new replenishment, in which the organization plans to ask for more funds than it ever has before.
However, and while the alliance’s model has proven to be quite successful, three questions must be addressed before donors are once again requested to help vaccinate children around the world. The replenishment conference for GAVI’s next funding cycle — which will run from 2016 to 2020 — is expected to be held at the end of the year, but the alliance will likely announce its appeal during an EU development ministers meeting in Brussels in May.
GAVI has said that it will ask for more money than it did in its last pledging conference in 2011, when donors committed to giving $4.3 billion, even more than the $3.7 billion the alliance had requested. Those funds supplemented existing direct funding from donors and the International Financing Facility for Immunization — bringing the total amount being spent on the current cycle to about $7.4 billion.
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