Innovations in Increasing Immunisation Evidence Programme

A major challenge in the fight against vaccine-preventable deaths and diseases is the limited evidence available on innovative and successful community-based approaches for expanding immunisation coverage in countries with low or stagnating vaccination rates. To help fill this evidence gap, 3ie is supporting seven formative evaluations and seven impact evaluations.

Arne Hoel, World Bank

Evidence from this programme will identify what works to engage communities in increasing immunisation and test the feasibility and effectiveness of innovative and new interventions. 3ie has awarded two types of grants:

  • Formative evaluation of pilot programmes that use previously untried or untested approaches in engaging communities in Pakistan, Myanmar and two grants each in Ethiopia, Nigeria; and 
  • One impact evaluation grant each in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda, and four grants in India.

Read more about the formative studies by clicking here. This programme is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sharing learning on evaluations of innovations in increasing immunisation
3ie, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted a midterm learning and synthesis workshop on 11-12 July 2017 in New Delhi, India. Participants discussed the challenges associated with implementing technology-enabled interventions in real-world contexts; training front-line health workers with high workloads but limited literacy, skills and exposure to innovations; and experiences with integrating interventions into existing healthcare systems at the institutional and financial levels. To read the workshop report, click here.

 

Drawing lessons on community-ownership from immunisation intervention in Assam, India
Rituu Nanda (Constellation) shares insights from a 3ie-supported evaluation of a participatory approach to increasing immunisation rates in Assam, India. The strength-based approach adopted by the team led to community ownership of the needs assessment and design component of the intervention.  She talks about how fostering ownership is essential to evaluation evidence being taken-up and why communities should ask critical questions about programmes affecting their lives. Read the blog here.

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