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Financial Intermediary Fund for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response - Engagement

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Given the urgent need to step up investments to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to prevent, prepare for, and respond to, future global health threats, and with broad support from the G20 and beyond, the World Bank Group is proceeding quickly to develop a new Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response (PPR), working with interested governments, the WHO, and other partners. The goal is to help developing countries become better prepared for future pandemics, by strengthening country, regional and global capacity for PPR. The proposed FIF will complement existing financing efforts and institutions and it will have the flexibility to work through strong implementing institutions, drawing on their comparative strengths. The FIF is expected to bring additional, long-term, dedicated resources for PPR, incentivize countries to increase investments in PPR, and enhance coordination among partners. While ensuring inclusivity, the FIF’s design will be underpinned by simple and agile governance and operating arrangements.

We invite you to review the White Paper and provide your inputs and suggestions, particularly on the issues for feedback listed in the paper.

Please email your inputs and suggestions to us by June 1, 2022 at: 

Your feedback will be valuable. You can send your written comments in any of the official World Bank languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish).

To help ensure transparency and accountability of the consultations process, all feedback received will be made publicly available, unless you explicitly request to keep it confidential. Please include the request for confidentiality in your email.

Please note that we will not be able to provide written responses to specific inputs. However, your feedback will be incorporated into a paper that we will be preparing in June for the consideration of the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, which will be made public. While we will review all received comments and recommendations, we hope that you will understand that not all comments and perspectives can be incorporated into the paper that we will be preparing for the World Bank’s Board.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Comment Contributors

Action for Animal Health Coalition

ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Working Group on Preparedness and Response convened by PATH and Pandemic Action Network

Africa Frontline First initiative

AHF Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami

Arush Lal

Australia’s Feedback on the World Bank’s White Paper

Binghamton University

Brighter Green

Center for Global Development (CGDEV)

Coalition for Preventing Pandemic at the Source (PPATS)
- Supporting Document 1
Supporting Document 2

Collective Service for Risk Communication and Community Engagement

Community Health Impact

Conservation International


Deborah Thomson

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Eurodad and 33 signatory CSOs

European Commission Services

Fiji Council of Social Services


Former Co-Chairs, members and members of the Secretariat of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Four Paws

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Frontline AIDS

G20 Health and Development Partnership

German Government, Joint Position
German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN)

Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP)

Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP)

Global Health Technologies Coalition

Health GAP Global Access Project


Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response and its Secretariat

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Institute for Global Health

IntraHealth International

Jeremie Kasongo from Congo-DRC

Lene Søvold

Living Goods

Management Sciences for Health - Global Health Security Roundtable

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Nuclear Threat Initiative

Olga Jonas
Olga Munoz

ONE Campaign


Pandemic Action Network - Review and Feedback

Pandemic Action Network - Summary of Priorities and Key Discussion Points

Partners in Health


Phoenix Zones Initiative

Platform for ACT-A Civil Society and Communities Representatives


Public Citizen



Richard Seifman

Robert Hecht, President of Pharos, Professor at Yale

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Sabin Vaccine Institute

Save The Children

SCI Foundation (Gabrielle Laing)


Transparency International


United Kingdom, Her Majesty's Government

United Nations Children’s Fund

United States

University of Leeds, Duke, Open Consultants

University of Oxford



Western University of Health Sciences

WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All

WHO Global Preparedness Board Response

Please note, unless officially included in a formal response, email addresses and phone numbers have been removed to protect privacy and comments made about specific individuals involved have been redacted.