The Gavi resource mobilisation process rests on four main pillars:

  1. reaching out to current and new public and private partners with a diversified portfolio of instruments (direct contributions, innovative finance mechanisms and platforms);
  2. increasing ownership of implementing countries through co-financing;
  3. influencing market shaping through new market entrants and price reductions in vaccine manufacturing; and
  4. mobilising the strong advocacy of civil society networks while involving a wide range of partners.


Gavi’s first replenishment culminated with a pledging conference hosted by the governments of the United Kingdom and Liberia and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in London on June 13, 2011. Gavi’s first replenishment mobilised US$ 4.3 billion in donor pledges bringing the total resources available to Gavi for 2011-2015 to US$ 7.4 billion. Manufacturers also made commitments on vaccine prices and access.

On October 30, 2013, at the midway point of the 2011-2015 strategic period, the Vaccine Alliance came together in Stockholm to review the progress funded by the commitments made in London. The Mid-Term Review (MTR) jointly hosted by the governments of Sweden and Ghana presented the successes and challenges of delivering immunisation and demonstrated that the Vaccine Alliance was on track to achieve its 2015 mission goals: immunising 243 million children, with several vaccines, that saved close to four million lives.


Gavi’s second replenishment was launched at a high level meeting hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on May 20, 2014. Participants were presented with the 2016-2020 Gavi Investment Opportunity to: (a) accelerate impact by immunising an additional 300 million children and averting 5 to 6 million future deaths; (b) reach more children with increased protection by taking from 5 to 50% the number of children immunised with the 11 antigens recommended by WHO; (c) and sustain past investments by building a sustainable future notably for the 22 countries who will graduate from Gavi support by 2020. To seize this opportunity, donors were called upon to replenish Gavi with an additional investment of US$7.5 billion and ultimately meet the total projected country demand for 2016-2020 of US$ 9.5 billion. Donors responded to the investment opportunity calling the US$ 7.5 billion replenishment ask ambitious but realistic and achievable.

The “Reach Every Child” Pledging Conference in Berlin was hosted by the German government under the patronage of Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Minister Gerd Müller – in Berlin on 26-27 January 2015. Chancellor Merkel was joined by H.E. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and H.E. Mr Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, President of the Republic of Mali, Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ministers from more than 20 implementing and donor countries, civil society groups, CEOs of vaccine manufacturing companies, UN agencies and others.

Participants regarded the success of the Gavi pledging conference as an important early milestone in a critical year for defining the future of sustainable development. They also expressed their deep appreciation for Chancellor Merkel’s leadership in hosting the conference and the strong support and warm hospitality of Federal Minister Dr. Müller and the German authorities.

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