Programs & Projects

Surfacing Costs and Benefits to Increase Vaccine Access (Global)

March 28, 2019 - January 31, 2020


Vaccines play a critical role in improving global health. While the return on investment of vaccines is on average higher than any other health intervention, there is a still a critical need to evaluate the expected return of each individual vaccine presentation. The key driver of the expected return on investment of a vaccine is the price of the vaccine relative to the value that it is expected to generate through increases in coverage/equity. While simple on its face, estimating price and value is often complex since both are multifactorial.

The objective of this work was to provide buyers with a structured way of evaluating and negotiating potential investments related to the manufacturing of specific vaccine presentations. We hypothesized that we could facilitate negotiations between buyers and manufacturers of vaccines by developing a flexible tool that incorporates their respective investment decision drivers and key levers related to price & value. To accomplish the objective, we had three aims: (1) Understand the investment decision drivers for buyers and potential manufacturers; (2) Identify the key levers that would form the basis of a contract that buyers could use in negotiations with potential manufacturers; and (3) Build a tool that buyers can use to evaluate scenarios with potential manufacturers. The output of this work is currently being applied to buyers investment questions.

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