With rigorous economic research and practical policy solutions, we focus on the issues and institutions that are critical to global development. Explore our core themes and topics to learn more about our work.
In timely and incisive analysis, our experts parse the latest development news and devise practical solutions to new and emerging challenges. Our events convene the top thinkers and doers in global development.
To develop and ensure widespread use of a preventive AIDS vaccine, governments and companies around the globe will have to mobilize financial resources and scientific talent on an unprecedented scale. This will be best achieved through a combination of "push" and "pull" measures and high-level political support. An advance purchase commitment (APC) for an AIDS vaccine would make up a vital component of the larger set of policy actions that must be taken in order to deliver AIDS vaccines and other preventive technologies that can end the AIDS pandemic.
Last week, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, completed a $7.5 billion replenishment to fund its work on immunization in the world’s poorest countries between now and 2020. Gavi’s next step is to ensure that the money is used as effectively as possible to save lives and improve health.