New report on MVG/PG now available online

10th September 2008

This month saw the eagerly awaited publication of 'Designing a Global Financing and Procurement Mechanism for Reproductive Health Supplies'. The report, which can be accessed here, documents the development of the new Minimum Volume Guarantee/Pledge Guarantee (MVG/PG) mechanisms; outlines how each will work in practice; details their anticipated costs and benefits; and sets forth a preliminary implementation plan.

Although publication of the report marks the end of the MVG/PG´s initial design phase, work is already underway to identify and bring on board the two agencies that will manage each mechanism, strengthen their organizational capacities, assist them in starting up implementation, initiate country outreach and test marketing, and engage key donors and supporters in the reproductive health (RH) community. The Secretariat is also actively engaged with key members of the MVG/PG advisory group to identify opportunities to disseminate the new report, generate interest in the two mechanisms, and use their contents to leverage support from within the broader RH community. Potential dissemination venues under consideration include Brussels, Geneva, and Washington DC. For more information, contact MVG/PG Advisory Group Coordinator, John Skibiak.

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