Pledge Guarantee for Health (PGH)

Pledge Guarantee for Health (PGH) is a Public-Private Partnership designed to increase the speed and efficiency of funding from international donors for health commodities.

Pledge Guarantee for Health (PGH)

Pledge Guarantee for Health is an innovative financing partnership designed to increase the availability and predictability of funding from international donors for health commodities. Through a 5-year partial guarantee from the governments of the United States and Sweden, PGH is able to leverage $100 million in credit from commercial banking partners which, in turn, extend short-term credit to traditional donor aid recipients. Recipients are empowered to use committed donor funding in advance of disbursement, resulting in increased buying power, greater value, accelerated procurement and delivery, and, ultimately, more lives saved.

Through this public-private partnership, PGH structures financing to grant recipients on the basis of their pending aid commitments. PGH transactions average six months in duration, allowing the $100 million in credit to be turned over twice annually. Over the course of USAID and Swedish Sida’s 5-year commitment, this translates to a tremendous amount in new lending capacity. Having proven the concept and delivered impressive results over two years, PGH now moves into its next phase as an independent entity, spearheading new partnerships that will take the concept to scale. This unique alliance of businesses, non-profits, governments and donors exemplifies the innovative partnerships that are crucial to meeting 21st century development goals.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

    Funding Agencies
    Sweden | Staff size: 501-1000

    Swedish development cooperation is part of a global cooperation in which Sweden is one of many participants. In order to carry out its work, Sida cooperates with Swedish government agencies,...

  • United Nations Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    When disaster strikes, the world turns to one organization for hope, help, leadership, and coordination: the United Nations. When there is peace to keep between warring factions, the world asks...

  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)

    Staff size: 501-1000

    The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.

    Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a...

  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    For more than 45 years, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation has worked with partners around the world to improve the lives of children, families, and communities—and to restore and...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2011