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Sweden makes historic US$ 287 million commitment to IFFIm

11 May 2021

On 15 April, at the “One World Protected” event to launch a campaign to raise US $2 billion for the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment, Per Olsson Fridh, Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation announced his country’s US$ 258.1 million (SEK 2.25 billion) in long-term funding to IFFIm to support the purchase and distribution of...

The Lay of the land

10 May 2021

The Lay of the Land: Q&A with IFFIm Board Chair Kenneth Lay Ken Lay was just 24 and not yet out of law school when he went to work at the SEC and started his career in finance. That job, and the mentors he met, set Ken on a career that brought him to the World Bank, where he earned a reputation as the architect of the modern bond market. As Ch...

Fatimatou Zahra Diop: trailblazer in finance and vaccine access

10 May 2021

Against odds, Fatimatou Zahra Diop has seen opportunities for women rise in Senegal and beyond.

IFFIm helps COVAX bring fair, global access to COVID-19 vaccines

10 May 2021

With vaccine bonds, donors and private investors are tackling the toughest global health crisis in a century. In the spring of 2020, as the novel coronavirus began to envelop the world, it was clear that a vaccine, available everywhere, would be essential to stem the pathogen’s spread.

IFFIm Returns to Market with US$ 750 Million 5-year Oversubscribed Vaccine Bonds

14 Apr 2021

IFFIm today priced US$ 750 million, 5-year fixed rate Vaccine Bonds that will provide Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance with immediately available funding to support routine immunisation in lower-income countries. The issuance, which is IFFIm’s second largest ever, will also accelerate the availability of critical funding for the Gavi COVAX Advance Market...

Italy reaffirms support of Gavi and CEPI with €5 million grant to IFFIm

26 Jan 2021

Italy’s new grant will provide immediate funding for CEPI’s COVID-19 vaccine research and development programme.

The Innovative Humanitarian Financing Forum to develop collaboration with WEF

19 Nov 2020

The Innovative Humanitarian Financing Forum (IHFF), founded by leaders from IFFIm’s Board and the British Red Cross, convened online on 4 November 2020, bringing to the table 33 people from 17 organisations, both returning and new participants, to explore ways to catalyse humanitarian investing initiatives. Launched to enthusiastic response in Lo...