• Programmatic policies

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  • Gavi’s programmatic policies set out principles for Gavi-supported countries and programmes. Approved by the Gavi Board and reviewed on a regular basis, these policies aim to ensure that Gavi support is efficient, transparent, and fair.

    Gavi’s corporate policies ensure efficiency, transparency and accountability in our corporate processes and operations.

  • 23 August 2016

    Co-financing policy

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

    03 February 2015

    Eligibility and transition policy

    Gavi supports the world’s lowest-income countries. The eligibility and transition policy sets out the criteria that determine which countries are eligible to apply for different forms of Gavi support.

    05 March 2013

    Fragility, emergencies and refugees policy

    Gavi is able to offer greater flexibility and tailored support to countries facing fragility challenges/emergencies, or hosting refugees.

    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.

    21 September 2016

    Health system and immunisation strengthening support framework

    HSIS aims to help Gavi-supported countries reach every child today and in the future, regardless of geography, socioeconomic status, or gender-related barriers.

    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.

    01 October 2015

    Risk policy

    The risk policy forms the overarching framework for Gavi’s risk management approach. It is embedded in various structures and processes for risk monitoring, reporting and mitigation.

    30 November 2016

    Self-procurement policy

    Assuring quality vaccines and immunisation products for countries that procure their own products with Gavi funds.

    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.

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