Geneva: Gavi, the vaccine alliance has been included in the highest ‘Very good’ category of Publish What You Fund’s 2022 Aid Transparency Index published today, ranking eighth out of 50 major international development organisations analysed. This is the fourth time Gavi has received the highest ranking in the only global index on aid transparency.
Publish What You Fund credited Gavi for improving its overall performance and consistently publishing data to the International Aid Transparency Index. With a score of 87.1, Gavi’s rating within the ‘very good’ category is higher than it was in 2020.
Pascal Barollier, managing director of public engagement and information services, Gavi, said “Transparency makes for better organisations. It is not only critical to our donors, recipient governments, civil society and other stakeholders – it is central to ensuring Gavi delivers impact in the countries we support.”
Recognising the role transparency plays in ensuring vaccination programmes are sustainable and inclusive of all stakeholders, Gavi has made significant efforts to continually improve its systems. The implementation of specific measures, for example, those related to information and data management, led Gavi to move up from the “good” category to the “very good” category in 2020.
The aid transparency Index is the only independent measure of aid transparency among the world’s major development agencies. It is an initiative of the non-governmental organisation Publish What You Fund, which champions aid and development transparency as critical drivers of inclusive decision-making, public accountability and lasting change. Gavi was a founding signatory to the IATI in 2008 and uses this global standard to publish its aid information.