Overview of Gavi’s grant cycle

Eligible countries can implement a portfolio of Gavi support, consisting of;

Our support aims to assist countries in advancing their national immunisation plans and improving immunisation coverage and equity in a sustainable way.

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NEW GAVI SUPPORT

Over time, countries may request new Gavi support to be added to their existing portfolio. We strongly encourage them to base such requests on their national vision, and to align Gavi support with their own planning and financial cycles.

Requests for new support are reviewed by the Independent Review Committee (IRC). Once a request is approved, the funds or vaccines are sent to the country, marking the beginning of the implementation phase.

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IMPLEMENTATION

To renew their portfolio of Gavi support on a yearly basis, countries must regularly submit monitoring and reporting data. This includes an annual joint appraisal review of how Gavi-supported programmes are progressing, as well as regular reporting against set indicators through the grant performance framework. Regular reporting is key to monitoring the performance of Gavi support, and informs Gavi’s decisions on disbursements and renewals.

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Transition

Gavi works closely with countries to ensure that investments support the long-term programmatic and financial sustainability of their immunisation programme. The ultimate goal is for countries to transition out of our support once they have robust systems and decision-making processes in place.

Gavi works closely with countries to ensure that investments support the long-term programmatic and financial sustainability of their immunisation programme. The ultimate goal is for countries to transition out of our support once they have robust systems and decision-making processes in place.

Deadlines

Countries should aim to meet a deadline that fits with their own timeframes for implementation. If a country misses a submission deadline, the request for new support or renewal will be reviewed in the following round.

All requests for renewal of vaccine support must be submitted by 15 May each year. In addition, countries should submit a joint appraisal report each year.

Countries should aim to meet a deadline that fits with their own timeframes for implementation. If a country misses a submission deadline, the request for new support or renewal will be reviewed in the following round.

All requests for renewal of vaccine support must be submitted by 15 May each year. In addition, countries should submit a joint appraisal report each year.

Deadlines to submit requests for new support

23 January 2020

15 May 2020

8 September 2020

Deadlines to submit joint appraisal reports

13 December 2019

31 March 2020

15 May 2020

8 September 2020

Welcome to Need to Know, a digital newsletter for countries and partners delivering the latest on Gavi policies, guidance, and other programmatic updates.

Access the previous editions using the links below.

Need to Know - 2020

8 OCTOBER

Topics include:

  • COVAX: Gavi Board approved funding to jumpstart support
  • Guidance for countries – maintaining, restoring and strengthening
  • Gavi's first ever innovation catalogue is available
  • Case Study: Understanding urban challenges in Uganda
  • Gavi's 2019 Annual Progress Report is out

9 SEPTEMBER

Topics include:

  • Gavi’s support in the face of COVID-19: updated programming guidance coming soon
  • Learn and adapt to increase access to immunisation
  • Cambodia: performance of an immunisation system under COVID-19
  • Key take-aways from the Vaccine High Level Review Panel (HLRP) 
  • Coming soon: Gavi's 2019 Annual Progress Report
  • July IRC report released
  • Multi-stakeholder dialogue planning

30 JULY

Topics include:

  • Support approved for former-Gavi countries
  • PEF Targeted Country Assistance (TCA) June 2020 Reporting: COVID-19 impacts achievement rate
  • Gavi Independent Review Committee Insights
  • What We Learned: Supportive supervision of frontline workers case study
  • COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility
  • Need to Know Archive

14 JULY

Topics include:

  • New COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX)
  • COVID-19 & Immunisation multi-stakeholder dialogue
  • 2020 Applications – Round three due 8 September
  • Gavi’s new Gender Policy
  • How Health Systems Immunisation Strengthening (HSIS) is changing
  • Programme readiness filter removed.

18 JUNE

Topics include:

  • Exceptional measures to support countries mitigate the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immunisation
  • Requirement Waived for Countries with Expiring Comprehensive Multi-Year Plans
  • Targeted Country Assistance Flexibility
  • PEF Partners Progress Reporting on Strategic Focus Areas (SFA), Targeted Country Assistance (TCA), and Post Transition Engagement in Partner Portal
  • Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine Second Dose Requests Due 15 July
  • 2021 Yellow Fever Diagnostic Support Renewals.
Last updated: 9 Oct 2020

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