Civil Society Inclusion in a New Financial Intermediary Fund: Lessons from Current Multilateral Initiatives

Key Findings
  1. See, for example: Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness & Response, Comment on the World Bank’s White Paper on a Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for Pandemic Prevention Preparedness and Response, June 1, 2022, https://theindependentpanel.org/comment-on-the-world-banks-white-paper-on-a-financial-intermediary-fund-fif-for-pandemic-prevention-preparedness-and-response/; Friends of the Global Fight, Comments on World Bank White Paper on a proposed FIF for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response, June 2, 2022, https://www.theglobalfight.org/comments-on-world-bank-white-paper-on-a-proposed-fif-for-pandemic-prevention-preparedness-and-response/; WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All, A Proposed Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response Hosted by the World Bank – Elevating Ambitions Beyond Business as Usual, May 31, 2022, https://cdn.who.int/media/docs/default-source/council-on-the-economics-of-health-for-all/who-council-statement-31-may-2022.pdf?sfvrsn=97b00b6b_3&download=true; Pandemic Action Network, https://thedocs.worldbank.org/en/doc/b045141896aeb7483eabc2c7a8a33da0-0290032022/original/Pandemic-Action-Network-Review-and-Feedback.pdf; Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, https://thedocs.worldbank.org/en/doc/d441e976caa31d90cb06da27f2e03fc4-0290032022/original/WHO-Global-Preparedness-Board-Response.pdf; GFAN, May 31, 2022, https://thedocs.worldbank.org/en/doc/30d000fce96e1ca1cd18dc5c853436b6-0290032022/original/GFAN.pdf; Resolve to Save Lives, May 30, 2022, https://thedocs.worldbank.org/en/doc/cc924b3c66c0ab2b05a4c7e11bce8f37-0290032022/original/RESOLVE-TO-SAVE-LIVES.pdf. All comments are posted here: https://www.worldbank.org/en/projects-operations/products-and-services/brief/financial-intermediary-fund-for-pandemic-prevention-preparedness-and-response-engagement#comments.

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Issue Brief
  1. See: Loewenson R, Annotated Bibliography on Civil Society Influence on Global Health Policy, Geneva: World Health Organization and Training and Research Center, 2003, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rene-Loewenson/publication/237459829_Annotated_Bibliography_on_Civil_Society_And_Health_Civil_society_influence_on_global_health_policy/links/5423df3f0cf26120b7a6f22e/Annotated-Bibliography-on-Civil-Society-And-Health-Civil-society-influence-on-global-health-policy.pdf; Lee K, “Civil Society Organizations and the Functions of Global Health Governance: What Role within Intergovernmental Organizations?” Glob Health Gov, 2010,3(2), https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4888897/.

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  2. See: Gomez EJ, “Civil society in Global Health Policymaking: A Critical Review,” Globalization and Health 2018,14(1), https://globalizationandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12992-018-0393-2; Smith SL, “Factoring Civil Society Actors into Health Policy Processes in Low- and Middle-income countries: A Review of Research Articles,” 1007-16, Health Policy Plan 2019, 34(1); Haas PM, Is There a Global Governance Deficit and What Should be Done About It? 2003, Berlin, Institute for International and European Environmental Policy. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228423400_Is_there_a_global_governance_deficit_and_what_should_be_done_about_it.

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  3. See: Loewenson R, Annotated Bibliography on Civil Society Influence on Global Health Policy, Geneva: World Health Organization and Training and Research Center, 2003, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rene-Loewenson/publication/237459829_Annotated_Bibliography_on_Civil_Society_And_Health_Civil_society_influence_on_global_health_policy/links/5423df3f0cf26120b7a6f22e/Annotated-Bibliography-on-Civil-Society-And-Health-Civil-society-influence-on-global-health-policy.pdf; Lee K, “Civil Society Organizations and the Functions of Global Health Governance: What Role within Intergovernmental Organizations?” Glob Health Gov, 2010,3(2), https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4888897/.

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  4. The MDGs were eight global goals, including health-related goals, that were agreed to in 2000 by all the world’s countries, with a target date of 2015. They have been succeeded by the Sustainable Development Goals. See: https://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/.

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  5. See: Mazzucato M, Donnelly A, “How to Design a Pandemic Preparedness and Response Fund,” Project Syndicate, April 20, 2022, https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/pandemic-financial-intermediary-fund-how-to-design-by-mariana-mazzucato-and-alan-donnelly-2022-04 (accessed June 15, 2022); Jarvis M, Glassman A, Kenny C, Governing New Pandemic Preparedness Financing – What’s Needed for Credibility, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness, Center for Global Development, September 21, 2021, https://www.cgdev.org/blog/governing-new-pandemic-preparedness-financing-whats-needed-credibility-legitimacy-and.

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