Evaluation of the First Five Years of GAVI Immunization Services Support Funding
About the publication
- Published: April 2008
- Series: Joint evaluation
- Type: Evaluations
- Carried out by: Abt Associates Inc.
- Commissioned by: The GAVI Alliance/Norad
- Theme: Health
- Pages: 104
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- ISBN: --
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This report presents the findings of an evaluation commissioned by the GAVI Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) to analyze the impact of the first five years' of Immunization Services Support (ISS) funding. GAVI is an alliance involving multiple partners from the private and public sectors, dedicated to improving health and saving the lives of children through the support of widespread vaccine use. During the first phase of GAVI (2000-2005), GAVI provided support to immunization programs in the form of ISS cash contributions, in-kind support for the introduction of
new vaccines, and in-kind and cash contributions for injection safety. ISS funding, the focus of this study, primarily supports routine immunization. GAVI makes continued ISS funding conditional upon improved performance and high quality coverage data to encourage countries to make the necessary investments to vaccinate more children. This strategy allows countries and governments to spend ISS funds in any manner they deem appropriate, but funding in later years is based on increases in the number of immunized children.