• Programmatic policies

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  • Programme policies are developed to set coherent principles for all Gavi-eligible countries and to guide specific decisions conducive to Gavi’s mission. These policies are approved by the Gavi Board and reviewed on a regular basis.

  • 03 February 2015

    Co-financing policy

    Co-financing means that countries contribute to the cost of Gavi-supported vaccines by procuring some of the required vaccine doses with non-Gavi funds.

    03 February 2015

    Country eligibility policy

    Gavi aims to focus its funding support on the world's poorest countries and has adopted a policy that is reflective of this. There are currently 49 Gavi eligible countries.

    05 March 2013

    Gavi policy on fragility and immunisation

    In December 2012, the Gavi Board approved a policy that allows tailored approaches to be applied to fragile states and time-limited responses to be extended to countries in short-term emergency situations, with the aim to improve or protect immunisation systems in Gavi-supported countries. The policy enables Gavi to work with our partners to strengthen our focus on countries that require more intensive support and attention.

    07 March 2011


    Gender policy

    Gavi has committed to increasing immunisation coverage by 1) supporting countries to overcome gender-related barriers to accessing immunisation services and 2) promoting equity of access and utilisation for all girls and boys, women and men to immunisation and related health services that respond to their different health needs.

    03 February 2015

    Graduation policy

    Countries whose Gross National Income (GNI) per capita crosses the Gavi eligibility threshold (currently US$ 1,580) enter a graduation process and start phasing out of Gavi support. During this period, Gavi will intensify its efforts to help graduating countries be in the best position to financially sustain their routine programmes and new vaccines.

    07 March 2011

    Prioritisation Mechanism

    In June 2013, the Gavi Board reviewed the mechanism which allows the ranking of technically sound proposals from Gavi-eligible countries and the subsequent prioritisation of funding choices in case of insufficient resources.

    18 March 2013

    Self-procurement policy

    This policy outlines how countries opting for self-procurement should only use Gavi funds to purchase vaccines and related injection safety supplies (auto-disable syringes, syringe and needle disposal boxes) that meet international expectations of assured quality.

    01 April 2011

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    Transparency and accountability policy

    If Gavi is to deliver on its mission, it must take some risk, and do everything possible to mitigate that risk. Donors realise this, but also rightly expect risks to be minimised and action to be taken when misuse is uncovered.

    07 March 2011

    Vaccine donation policy

    Donations of vaccines by industry to international organisations or to governments can bring benefits if properly managed, but also carry certain risks. Gavi only accepts vaccines donations under exceptional circumstances and requires both the manufacturer and recipient country to comply with a number of conditions.

    19 June 2012

    Vaccine introduction grants and operational support for campaigns policy

    Gavi provides a cash grant to countries ahead of each new vaccine introduction to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of critical preparation activities. Gavi also provides cash support to cover a share of the delivery cost of vaccination campaigns.

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