PATH's contributions to evaluating immunization policies, processes, and systems
The Gavi Full Country Evaluations (FCE) are prospective studies spanning two phases: Phase 1 (2013-2016) and Phase 2 (2017-2020). They aim to understand and quantify the barriers to and drivers of immunization program improvement, with an emphasis on the contribution of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in three countries during Phase 2: Mozambique, Uganda, and Zambia. The evaluation is funded by Gavi.
PATH leads the process evaluation component of the Gavi FCE. Working together with our in-country partners, we endeavor to explain why we observe successes and challenges related to all aspects of immunization programs, including global policies and processes, national decision-making and planning, vaccine introductions, and routinization. Read more about our methods and findings as well as how FCE findings have been used to inform decision-making at all levels.
Click here to see FCE findings in many forms: annual dissemination reports, policy briefs, and evidence summaries. Findings and evidence from the FCE are increasingly used to inform global and national programmatic and policy decision-making.
How do we understand the barriers to and drivers of immunization programme improvement? Through the rigorous application of a range of adaptable methods and approaches across the FCE partnership.