Communities can and should play a key role in building demand for immunisation and in the planning and delivery of services, says a new 3ie scoping paper. What is striking is that there is a clear lack of evidence on the effectiveness of community engagement approaches for increasing immunisation coverage.
A 3ie-funded replication study along with three additional commentaries has just been published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The publishing of this study in a reputed journal opens up the discourse on replication results and helps in normalising the replication process, says Benjamin DK Wood.
3ie is requesting researchers to submit proposals for process and formative evaluation of select government programmes and policies in Uganda. The evaluations will inform the design of rigorous and policy-relevant impact evaluations of the identified programmes. The deadline for applications is 23.59 GMT, 24 August 2015.
Request for expressions of interest to attend impact evaluation matchmaking events in Zambia and Uganda
3ie is inviting HIV and AIDS programme implementers and researchers to participate in impact evaluation matchmaking events in Zambia and Uganda. Implementers and researchers attending these events will explore the possibility of submitting proposals for the implementation and rapid impact evaluation of pilot interventions using HIV self-tests.