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Trust in Global Health Governance: The GAVI Experience

Trust in Global Health Governance: The GAVI Experience Global Governance 20 (2014), 325–343 Trust in Global Health Governance: The GAVI Experience Desmond McNeill and Kristin Ingstad Sandberg The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization provides a most interest- ing example of effective cooperation between international organizations— especially the World Health Organization, the UN Children’s Fund, and the World Bank. Based on extensive research and interviews, this article examines how and why this cooperation came about. The role of the Gates Foundation in providing massive financial support was certainly crucial. An adequate ex- planation must, however, involve more than what might be called “buying cooperation”; trust played a crucial role. By studying this particular case in de- tail, this article raises some interesting theoretical issues about the role of trust in global governance. KEYWORDS: global governance, trust, GAVI, health. GAVI: An Institutional Innovation The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) provides a most interesting example of cooperation between international organizations. It is a public-private global health partnership aimed at increasing low-income countries’ access to new and established children’s vaccines, established at the turn of the century when programs for the distribution of vaccines, notably the Children’s Vaccine Initiative (CVI), had begun to falter. The ini- tial and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1075-2846
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1942-6720
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10.1163/19426720-02002009
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Abstract

Global Governance 20 (2014), 325–343 Trust in Global Health Governance: The GAVI Experience Desmond McNeill and Kristin Ingstad Sandberg The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization provides a most interest- ing example of effective cooperation between international organizations— especially the World Health Organization, the UN Children’s Fund, and the World Bank. Based on extensive research and interviews, this article examines how and why this cooperation came about. The role of the Gates Foundation in providing massive financial support was certainly crucial. An adequate ex- planation must, however, involve more than what might be called “buying cooperation”; trust played a crucial role. By studying this particular case in de- tail, this article raises some interesting theoretical issues about the role of trust in global governance. KEYWORDS: global governance, trust, GAVI, health. GAVI: An Institutional Innovation The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) provides a most interesting example of cooperation between international organizations. It is a public-private global health partnership aimed at increasing low-income countries’ access to new and established children’s vaccines, established at the turn of the century when programs for the distribution of vaccines, notably the Children’s Vaccine Initiative (CVI), had begun to falter. The ini- tial and

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2014

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