49 countries are currently eligible for Gavi support based on a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita below or equal to US$ 1,580. Gavi sets conditions for each type of support
Countries are eligible for Gavi support when their Gross National Income (GNI) per capita is below or equal to US$ 1,580 (according to World Bank data for the latest available year).
Gavi aims to focus its support on the world's poorest countries with national incomes determining eligibility.
Each type of Gavi support has certain conditions countries have to fulfil in order to be eligible to apply. Country applications are reviewed by an independent group of experts in routine immunisation, health system strengthening, epidemiology and disease control, cold chain and logistics, financial and budget analysis, and gender and equity.
Countries whose GNI per capita crosses the Gavi eligibility threshold enter a graduation process and start phasing out of Gavi support. Based on the Gavi Board decision in November 2013, the terms of the graduation policy have been adjusted to allow the following:
- Countries entering the graduation process will have an additional year to apply for new vaccine support.
- Graduating countries with DTP3 coverage below 90% (WHO/UNICEF estimates) are entitled to apply for health system strengthening support for the duration of their graduation period.
Countries eligible for Gavi new vaccines support in 2015
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Congo, Dem Republic of
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Guinea Bissau
- Korea, DPR
- Kyrgyz Republic
- Lao PDR
- São Tomé e Príncipe
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- Republic of Sudan
- South Sudan
- Viet Nam
Countries eligible for Gavi support
Source: Gavi, 2014
Eligibility in Gavi throughout the years
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In Gavi phase 1 from 2000 to 2006, the GNI per capita eligibility threshold was US$ 1,000 (based on 1998 World Bank data). Seventy-four countries were initially eligible for Gavi support. In 2002, Timor-Leste was added to the list of eligible countries as it became an independent state.
In Gavi phase 2 from 2007 to 2010, country eligibility was based on the World Bank GNI per capita data for 2003. The eligibility threshold was maintained at the initial level of US$ 1,000.
The updated GNI data meant four countries (Albania, China, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Turkmenistan) surpassed the threshold while another (Kiribati) dropped below it. This reduced the number of countries eligible for Gavi support in phase 2 to 72.
As of 1 Jan 2011, the threshold is adjusted for inflation annually. For 2015, countries are eligible for Gavi support if their GNI is equal or less than US$ 1,580. Currently there are 49 eligible countries.