CGD Working Paper, Policy Brief Examine Gavi’s Impact On Vaccination Rates

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Understanding Gavi’s Impact on Vaccination Rates
Sarah Dykstra, research associate, Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and senior fellow, Charles Kenny, senior fellow, and Justin Sandefur, research fellow, all at the Center for Global Development, discuss the launch of a working paper and policy brief on Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s impact on vaccination rates. They write, “The results suggest that Gavi’s model of providing aid ‘in kind’ (vaccines rather than cash) does not make it immune from the phenomenon of fungibility, where aid crowds out a recipient’s own spending…” (2/9).

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