Project profile — Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund


IDRC - International Development Research Centre (CA-CRA_ACR-2107511586)
2015-09-29 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (60.00%)
• Asia, regional (40.00%)


• Agriculture: Agricultural research (31182) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to accelerate the discovery of innovation in the development and delivery of affordable vaccines for neglected livestock diseases in Africa and Asia. Activities include: (1) researching to engineer better, and improve existing, vaccines using the latest scientific tools; (2) developing products required before taking vaccines to the market; and (3) creating public-private partnerships for the manufacture, distribution and use of vaccine innovations.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes of the Fund include: (1) increased dissemination of safe, effective, accessible and affordable vaccines against priority neglected livestock diseases; (2) new public-private partnerships that discover, develop and deliver affordable livestock vaccines to market for commercialization and uptake at scale.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2020 include: (1) three calls for proposals were successfully completed, including one call under each of its three streams of activities (Upstream – vaccine development; Midstream – vaccine improvement and production; Downstream – vaccine demand, access, and adoption); (2) 24 projects have been funded, working on 16 priority diseases in 17 countries; (3) four women’s empowerment projects were launched, focusing on women’s leadership and participation in the livestock vaccine value chain; and (4) a transfer of technology from Morocco to Kenya for a Pasteurella vaccine allowed an increase in availability from 0 to 125,000 doses.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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