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 six formative evaluations and seven impact evaluations.
Ananta Seth and Radhika Menon share some of the key lessons learned from 3ie's immunisation evidence programme. They provide examples showcasing the importance of engaging with a range of stakeholders, and how that informed intervention design, evaluation implementation, and evidence uptake.
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 evaluations 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.
This programme is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.