Foundations at scale

Andrew Milner

What do we mean by scaling up interventions? The Alliance website uses the following definition: ‘The ability to expand programmes, projects or ideas in collaboration with other foundations and/or government, business and civil society.’ The examples below give a flavour of the variety of aims and approaches.

Tackling disease at scale

The Gates Foundation has a long history of supporting collaborative models to combat disease at scale.

In 1999, it provided $750 million to launch Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which also involves Unicef, the World Health Organisation and the World Bank, and whose aim is to improve ‘access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries’.

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