Under the banner of “efficiently delivering vaccines to millions of children, tracking identity and immunisation records in a digitised manner and incentivising the delivery of vaccines,” Gavi the Vaccine Alliance - leading partner and catalyst, and Mastercard acting in the capacity of technology partner - have embarked on a Public Private Partnership aiming to deploy the Mastercard Wellness Pass for interested Gavi eligible countries on December 2018. Though major progress has been made in availing immunisation in a sustainable manner, one in five children still misses out on routine-life saving immunisation. This partnership aims to leverage state of the art technology by bringing the Smart into traditional immunisation programs for optimal impact in terms of reach, adherence, efficiency and centralised record keeping of childhood immunisation.
Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry committed to leading the way toward a World Beyond Cash™. Mastercard is also a business-to-business firm, providing franchise, technology, and advisory services to commercial, non-profit, and public sector customers that then go on to serve their clients. This approach to the last-mile experience allows for the creation of nuanced, localised solutions targeted at the end user. Mastercard has made a bold commitment to financial inclusion—to reach 500 million people previously excluded from financial services by 2020 including 40 million merchants. In making this promise, Mastercard highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships. While ambitious, this goal is not out of scope of the company’s activities. Mastercard has launched large-scale projects in more than 50 countries, bringing more than 300 million previously excluded consumers and merchants into the formal economy in just the last few years.
Mastercard brings its expertise in digital infrastructure, data analytics, innovation practices, and sustainable business models, specialising in extending the reach of existing infrastructure through innovative solutions, linking disparate partners and systems. To succeed solutions must be tailored to the context; they should utilise existing elements of the payments infrastructure and build new services that involve players like development organisations, humanitarian organisations and governments.
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Contributions and pledges in total:
Matching Fund (2019–2021): USD 3.8 million (matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
Total value of project: USD 7.6 million.
PROCEEDS TO GAVI FROM DONOR CONTRIBUTIONS & PLEDGES (2016-2020) AS OF 31 DECEMBER 2019
Amount in US$
% compared to all donors
Total: 3.8 million
Matching Fund: 3.8 million
Note: Proceeds are funds made available to Gavi from donor contributions and commitments, either through cash payments made to Gavi, through frontloading via the capital markets of a future donor commitment to IFFIm, or through AMC funds released to Gavi via the World Bank. IFFIm proceeds are allocated over five-year periods coinciding with Gavi’s strategic periods. Proceeds for the current and future strategic periods are indicative until the end of each period and could be revised following changes in market conditions (interest rates or foreign exchange rates), the signing of new pledge(s) and/or changes