Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Accountability Tool

This ACTION scorecard tracks major government donor commitments to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, detailing what donors have pledged to Gavi in 2015 and where they are in delivering on their pledges.

Last Update: February 25, 2015

FOLLOWING THE FUNDING: GAVI, THE VACCINE ALLIANCE

On January 26-27 2015, world leaders stepped up in a big way for child health!

Together they committed $US 7.539 billion to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, an international organization supporting the world’s poorest countries to expand access to childhood vaccines. With these funds, Gavi estimates 300 million additional children will be vaccinated from 2016-2020, saving up to 6 million lives.

Above all, leaders are now accountable to the children they have promised to save.

The countries listed below represent more than half of Gavi’s funding — ACTION’s tracker details the ambition of their pledges, and sets the stage to track pledge delivery. An analysis attached below the tracker further investigates whether donors are contributing their fair share to Gavi.

AUSTRALIA
2016-2020 New Pledges (Total in millions)1
$206
Increase or Decrease from
2011-2015 Commitments?2
-7%
Pledged to
2020?3
Pledge
Delivered4
Australia has committed to maintain its level of support to Gavi. In the context of a significantly-reduced aid budget, Gavi escaping a reduction in funding can only be welcomed. The ambition could have been higher, however, and is far from the civil society ask of AUD 100 million a year.
CANADA
2016-2020 New Pledges (Total in millions)1
$459
Increase or Decrease from
2011-2015 Commitments?2
+59%
Pledged to
2020?3
Pledge
Delivered4
In November 2014 Canada continued its leadership in maternal, newborn, and child health by announcing a commitment of CAD 500 million to Gavi. During the 2015 pledging conference, Minister Paradis pledged an additional CAD 20 million to Gavi targeting Francophone Africa.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
2016-2020 New Pledges (Total in millions)1
$240
Increase or Decrease from
2011-2015 Commitments?2
+293%
Pledged to
2020?3
Pledge
Delivered4
The EC pledged EUR 200 million for 2016-2020. Although it falls short of the EUR 250 million originally advocated for by civil society, it is a considerable increase from the EUR 175 million committed by EC President, José Manuel Barosso, for 2014-2020 in May 2014. This increase underlines the EC’s commitment to Gavi, as well as EU leadership on global health.
FRANCE
2016-2020 New Pledges (Total in millions)1
$212
Increase or Decrease from
2011-2015 Commitments?2
+86%
Pledged to
2020?3
Pledge
Delivered4
At the 2015 pledging conference, France announced a EUR 150 million contribution to IFFIm, in addition to previous IFFIm commitments made in 2006, and EUR 100 million to an innovative mechanism with the Gates Foundation. The increase in its commitment is only thanks to commitments made by a previous government. France has now dropped to the 5th highest country donor to foreign aid, with Germany overtaking it in the rankings. While its pledge to Gavi was made during a tough economic situation, concerns remain that France’s influence as a global health leader in the EU and globally is waning.
GERMANY
2016-2020 New Pledges (Total in millions)1
$720
Increase or Decrease from
2011-2015 Commitments?2
+311%
Pledged to
2020?3
Pledge
Delivered4
Germany’s role as a Gavi donor has grown quickly; Germany made its first multi-year commitment to Gavi in 2013, and is now one of Gavi’s largest donors. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also took considerable personal leadership on Gavi, hosting the 2015 pledging conference and urging donors to pledge ambitiously. It is hoped that the German government continues its leadership on maternal and child health during the remainder of its G7 Presidency and beyond.
JAPAN
2016-2020 New Pledges (Total in millions)1
Increase or Decrease from
2011-2015 Commitments?2
Pledged to
2020?3
Pledge
Delivered4
Although Japan doubled its 2015 contribution to Gavi to 1.7 billion JPY (USD 14 million), Japan is the only G7 country that didn’t make a 2016-2020 pledge, while countries facing similar budgetary constraints – such as Italy and France – managed to do so. Civil society is asking for a 12 billion JPY (101 million USD) pledge before the G7 summit in June.
UK
2016-2020 New Pledges (Total in millions)1
$1,573
Increase or Decrease from
2011-2015 Commitments?2
+12%
Pledged to
2020?3
Pledge
Delivered4
Gavi’s biggest donor continues to lead the way with an ambitious pledge of direct funding for the full 2016-2020 period, which is in addition to significant existing commitments to IFFIm and AMC. Despite being Gavi’s leading donor, the UK has reduced its share of Gavi's total funding from a third during the last period to a quarter for 2016-2020.
USA
2015-2018 New Pledges (Total in Millions)1
$1,000*
Increase or Decrease from 2012-2014 commitments?2
Pledged to
2020?3
Pledge
Delivered4
After fulfilling a three-year commitment from 2012-2014, the U.S. made a new pledge of USD $1 billion for 2015-2018 — $800 million of which will cover 2016-2018. The U.S. government has made a solid step by delivering $200 million for Gavi in 2015; to stay on track, however, Congress must fulfill President Obama’s budget request and include $235 million for Gavi in its fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill.