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

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Satu Kahkonen/World Bank

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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 Board of Directors approved the establishment of a Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response (PPR) on June 30, 2022.  The FIF is expected to be launched in September 2022.

We are now working to set the FIF up. This process is ongoing and led by the founding donors and supported by an Interim Secretariat at the World Bank and staffed by the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), in consultation with partners and stakeholders.

As part of the proceedings, the European Union (EU) facilitated a hybrid donor meeting in Brussels on July 19-20, 2022 to help prepare for the establishment of the FIF. The meeting allowed for exchanges on the objectives and scope of the FIF and its governance and operating framework. Agreement was reached to further engage partner countries, civil society organizations (CSOs), potential implementing entities, and other stakeholders on the FIF’s design in the coming weeks ahead of its launch.

CSO Consultation for the PPR FIF

The Interim Secretariat for the PPR FIF is pleased to share with you the details, as below, of the official CSO consultation process on the FIF.

The donors tasked with CSO consultation (the Wellcome Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation) are working with the Pandemic Action Network (PAN), the Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS and Health Service Organisations (EANNASO), Center for Indonesia's Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI), and WACI Health to convene such consultations. 

Two dates and times have been set to engage partners from several geographies and in multiple languages (English, French, and Spanish interpretation will be provided for each session).

The focus of these first two consultations will be the same. Please choose the date and time that works best for you and register at the links provided to receive more information on the format of the session and the attendance link:

1.    Tuesday August 16 at 2pm- 3:30pm WIB (Jakarta) / 10am-11:30am EAT (Nairobi) / 8am-9:30am BST (London) — Click here to register

2.    Wednesday August 17 at 4pm-5:30pm BST (London) / 11am-12:30pm ET (New York) / 10am-11:30am CDT (Mexico City) — Click here to register

Background on the PPR FIF

The FIF aims to help low and middle-income countries strengthen PPR and fill existing capacity gaps in core domains of the International Health Regulations (2005) at country level, as well as at regional and global levels.

The proposed fund will complement existing financing efforts and institutions and 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.

Engagement Period: Comments on the Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for Pandemic Prevention White Paper

The comment period is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted feedback and comments. We are sharing your comments below, except for those that requested confidentiality. See more on privacy aspects.


We are grateful for your feedback to the FIF White Paper during the comment period, which is now closed. To help ensure transparency and accountability of the consultations process, all feedback received has been made publicly available on this page, unless there was a specific request to keep it confidential. Please note we will not be able to provide written responses to specific inputs. Feedback has been incorporated into a paper prepared for the consideration of the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, which is public. While we review all received comments and recommendations, we hope that you will understand that not all comments and perspectives can be incorporated into such paper.

During August, we will also continue engagement with CSO partners, recipient countries, and other stakeholders for inputs to the FIF’s design. Please check this webpage for updates.

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.