Tracking the Path from Commitments to Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained health systems, governments, and communities over the past two years and the full health, economic, and geopolitical impacts are yet unknown. At the same time, investments in the development of highly effective and safe vaccines and therapies resulted in lifesaving interventions on an accelerated timeline.

However, the lack of a coordinated, effective, and equitable response globally has led to widening inequities between haves and have-nots around the world, which has prolonged the pandemic and put everyone at greater risk of health and economic harm.

There are many helpful dashboards and other trackers compiling data and monitoring progress for various aspects of the pandemic. And leaders of wealthy countries have made significant pledges to ensure that vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, oxygen, and other lifesaving measures get to the parts of the world where they are needed most. But the pledges remain largely unfulfilled, and the dashboards aren’t consistently translating to improved decision-making, investments, and policies. As a result, the path from commitments to achievement of the critical goals needed to contain the pandemic worldwide is far from clear.

The COVID GAP team gathers and analyzes data from across many sources to track important measures of progress on commitments and remaining gaps, helping to hold leaders and organizations to account on these actions. We present data on our website and in our Accountability Reports – which are updated every two weeks – across five areas: funding the global response, vaccines & vaccinations, test & treat, oxygen, and pandemic preparedness.