Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 05/2015

Refocusing Gavi for Greater Impact

Sarah Dykstra, Amanda Glassman, Charles Kenny, Justin Sandefur

February 2015

Center for Global Development


Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, pools donor funds to increase immunization rates in developing countries. Vaccines have saved millions of lives. [1] Results from new research at the Center for Global Development suggest Gavi could save more lives by shifting support away from lower-cost vaccines provided to middle-income countries toward more underused vaccines and support to the poorest countries.