OECD countries want to report donated covid vaccines as aid, but are met with strong criticism
NewsOctober 22, 2021
/ By: Ann Danaiya Usher
Countries that donate their excess COVID-19 vaccine may report this as official development assistance at a fixed price per dose, an OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) proposal states. If accepted, this could inflate global aid by billions of dollars. Activists and experts are disappointed and angry, warning that this amounts to a generous reward to vaccine-hoarding nations and risks crediting donors for giving away unusable vaccines. [Updated]
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