Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuideⓇ)
The MAPGuideⓇ is a tool that enables practitioners and policymakers to access and explore analysis of actual and template contractual provisions from global health alliance agreements. You can search MAPGuideⓇ content by using the Browse Provisions menu at the top of the page, or by using the Quick Search bar.
The MAPGuideⓇ is organized into “issues” which are key areas of consideration for developing and rapidly concluding global health agreements with the aim of enabling increased global access to healthcare products. Read and learn more about the issues and sub-issues addressed in the MAPGuideⓇ in our Issue Introductions below.
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Introduction to the MAPGuide Issues
The boxes below provide an overview of the main issues into which the content of the MAPGuide is categorized. Each of these is separated into sub-issues that address different elements of the main issue. Click on an item below to read an explanation of the issue and example approaches found in the MAPGuide.
This issue refers to provisions that address the right of funders and partners to require allocation of revenues or other commercial benefits arising from development of a funded product. Read more
This issue refers to provisions setting out the payment structure for an agreement. Read more
Term & termination
This issue identifies provisions setting out actions to be taken upon termination of an agreement. Read more.
This issue is used to identify the different ways in which the term of an agreement may be determined or extended. Read more
This issue is used to identify provisions that acknowledge the equitable access objectives of a project and require product developers to act in accordance with a funder’s access policies. To support compliance with these policies, funders may also require the development of an access plan which details the actions to be taken to ensure that the funded product is made accessible to populations in need. Read more
This issue refers to provisions requiring product developers to ensure affordable pricing for certain markets. Read more.
This issue is used to identify provisions that address the right of a purchaser of a global health product, particularly in pandemic times, to make donations of that product to other countries or regions. Read more
This issue refers to provisions that enable funders to assume or reassign the development and/or commercialization of funded products in the event of actual or anticipated failure by a developer to perform in a manner consistent with the agreement. Read more
This issue identifies provisions related to activities that parties to an agreement should undertake in order to respond, or be ready to respond, to a disease outbreak or pandemic. Read more