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Monitoring G20 contributions to global Covid-19 vaccine equity: issues and options

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Emma Samman

Hero image description: Health care workers at Bole-Chefe isolation center, Ethiopia, 2020. Photo: Mulugeta Ayene, UNICEF Ethiopia CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Vaccine inequity presents a formidable challenge to confronting Covid-19. The actions of richer countries have been singled out for policies that advance their domestic short-term interests at the expense of the global public good.

This policy brief proposes indicators covering three significant policy areas: 1) financing, 2) excess vaccine procurement and the redistribution of any surplus, and 3) the promotion of intellectual property sharing and medical exports.