The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a major donor and a key partner in international development. More than 95 developing countries in Asia, Africa and other regions of the world have benefited from their aid. The Kingdom provides aid through different channels, mainly the Saudi Fund for Development, which acts as the major channel for economic and social development aid. In addition, the Kingdom contributes to multilateral, regional and international development funds such as the World Bank, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Islamic Development Bank, and the OPEC Fund for International Development etc. The Kingdom is an advocate of humanitarian assistance providing aid for vaccination and matters such as the eradication of poverty, famine and polio amongst other important issues.

In January 2015, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a pledge of USD 25 million, which is earmarked for Gavi’s programme in Yemen for 2016-2020.

In the lead up to the Global Vaccine Summit in June 2020, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pledged USD 150 million to Gavi to support the COVAX-AMC.

Contributions and pledges in total:

  • Direct funding (2016-2020): USD 22.5 million (doubled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • COVAX AMC (2021): USD 152.5 million

PROCEEDS TO GAVI FROM DONOR CONTRIBUTIONS & PLEDGES (2016-2020) AS OF 30 September 2020

Note: Proceeds are funds made available to Gavi from donor contributions and commitments, either through cash payments made to Gavi, through frontloading via the capital markets of a future donor commitment to IFFIm, or through AMC funds released to Gavi via the World Bank. IFFIm proceeds are allocated over five-year periods coinciding with Gavi’s strategic periods. Proceeds for the current and future strategic periods are indicative until the end of each period and could be revised following changes in market conditions (interest rates or foreign exchange rates), the signing of new pledge(s) and/or changes in IFFIm’s disbursement profile.

Contributions and pledges over time (US$ Millions)

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Notes:
Direct Contributions (including Matching Fund)

Received contributions: non-US$ contributions for 2000-2019 and Q1-Q3 2020 are expressed in US$ equivalents using the exchange rates on the dates of receipt.  For 2014-2019 and Q1-Q3 2020 where contributions were hedged to mitigate currency risk exposure, these have been expressed using the rates applicable to the hedge agreement.

Future contributions (for pledges made prior to the 4 June 2020 replenishment conference): non-US$ Direct Contribution and Matching Fund pledges for Q4-2020.

Future contributions (for pledges at the 4 June 2020 replenishment conference): non-US$ Direct Contribution and Matching Fund pledges for Q4-2020 and years

IFFIm contributions

Future contributions:  non-US$ contributions for Q4-2020 and for years 2021 and beyond are expressed in US$ equivalents as follows:

Where the contribution agreement has been signed:  contributions are expressed in US$ equivalents using the exchange rates at the time of signing the respective donor grant agreements
Where the contribution agreement has not yet been signed:  contributions are expressed in US$ equivalents using the applicable spot rates from Bloomberg as at 30 September 2020

Due to IFFIm’s nature as a frontloading vehicle, yearly contributions paid into IFFIm can differ significantly from yearly proceeds transferred to Gavi.

While IFFIm grants are irrevocable and legally binding, they are subject to a Grant Payment Condition that can potentially reduce the amount due in the event that a programme country is in protracted arrears with the International Monetary Fund. As of 30 September 2020, IFFIm donor grant payments are reduced by 0.5%, however such reductions are not reflected in future contributions figures.


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