When, in January 2010, leaders from business, civil society and the public sector gathered at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, the loom and groom of the economic crisis seemed forgotten for a moment as people gathered to celebrate the birthday of an organization called the GAVI Alliance. Ten years back, the GAVI Alliance had been announced at the Forum as a partnership of the Bill and Melinda Gates Children’s Vaccine Program, the WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation, the IFPMA, and some national governments. Its goal: reducing the burden of communicable diseases through better access to existing vaccines and the development of newer ones.
KeywordsPublic Good Civil Society Civil Society Organization Global Governance World Economic Forum
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