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.

Innovations in Increasing Immunisation Evidence Programme

Breaking through stagnation: tackling barriers to immunisation coverage
Through our Innovations in Increasing Immunisation Evidence Programme, 3ie is supporting evaluations of innovative technology and approaches to tackle multiple barriers to increasing vaccination in low- and middle-income countries.
Watch our new video to learn more about these studies in Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Uganda

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.

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.

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