Norway and UK block consensus in OECD on reporting COVID19 vaccine research grants as aid
NewsJanuary 26, 2021
/ By: Ann Danaiya Usher
As vaccine inequality grows, donors continue to argue over how much of their funding for COVID19 vaccine research via the epidemic response agency CEPI can be financed from their aid budgets. The OECD says only about half of these grants can be reported as aid since vaccines also benefit rich countries. Norway and the United Kingdom want to report more as aid, and are blocking consensus on the issue.
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