We leverage many fruitful partnerships in addressing the health, nutrition, and population issues in our client countries. Some examples of such partnerships in ECA include organizations mentioned below.
The World Bank has long-standing partnerships with other United Nations agencies such as UNICEF and the World Health Organization. We also have thriving partnerships with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Regional development banks are playing an increasingly important role in parts of the region such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Bi-lateral aid agencies such as DFID, USAID, TACIS, Swedish SIDA, Canadian CIDA, German KfW and GTZ have played pivotal roles related to technical assistance and training in many countries over the last decade. There are numerous additional examples of thriving partnerships with different types of organizations, including the European Center for Disease Prevention, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Open Society Institute, Bertelsmann Foundation, and others.
Significant new partners have also emerged in recent years, such as The Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), which emerged from the WHO-sponsored Commission on Macroeconomics and Health. Similarly, The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) was formed to harness the strengths and experience of multiple partners in immunization, and represents a public-private partnership that brings together governments, vaccine manufacturers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), research institutes, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank.
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