Engaging communities for increasing immunisation coverage: what do we know?

Engaging communities for increasing immunisation coverage: what do we know?

3ie Scoping Paper 3

Shagun Sabarwal, Raag Bhatia, Bharat Dhody, Subashini Perumal, Howard White and Jyotsna Puri

Immunisation coverage rates continue to stagnate or even decline in some parts of the world. An estimated 21.8 million infants worldwide in 2013 were not covered with routine immunisation services. Nearly half of these children live in three countries: India, Nigeria and Pakistan. 

The global community and national governments continue to look for novel ways to improve access to and use of immunisation services to reduce vaccine-preventable deaths. In this context, there is an increasing realisation that communities need to be more than just passive recipients of immunisation services. 

In this scoping paper, Shagun Sabarwal, Raag Bhatia, Bharat Dhody, Subashini Perumal, Howard White and Jyotsna Puri, highlight the key role that communities can and should play in building demand for immunisation and in the planning and delivery of services. According to experts in the sector, programmes that are co-managed with the community are more likely to be successful than those that are not. The paper also shows that there is a clear lack of evidence on the effectiveness of community engagement approaches for increasing immunisation coverage. 

Scoping paper 8

Promoting latrine use in India

Scoping report 3ie 2017

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Scoping paper 9

Understanding financial risks for smallholder farmers in low-and middle-income countries: what do we know and not know?

Scoping report 3ie 2017

3ie undertook this scoping study to inform the focus for the Agricultural Insurance Thematic Window grant-making.

What evidence is available and what is required in humanitarian assistance?

What evidence is available and what is required in humanitarian assistance?

Scoping report 3ie 2014

Most areas in the humanitarian sector suffer from a paucity of evidence.

3ie Scoping Paper 2

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Scoping report 3ie 2015

Currently very few conflict-affected countries have met a single Millennium Development Goal.

The state of evidence on the impact of transferable skills programming on youth in low- and middle-income countries

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Scoping report 3ie 2015

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