The Evaluation Advisory Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities in respect to the oversight of Gavi’s organisational and programmatic evaluation activities.

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10 April 2019

EAC Mtg Minutes 10-11 April 2019


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G avi Alliance E valuation Advisory Committee Meeting
10-11 April 201 9
Gavi Alliance, Geneva , Switzerland


1. Chair ?s report

1.1 The meeting commenced at 09 .01 Geneva time on 10 April 201 9. Rob Moodie,
Evaluat ion Advisory Committee (EAC) Chair , chair ed the meeting.

1.2 The Chair extended a particular welcome to Anuradha Gupta, Gavi Deputy CEO .

1.3 He highlighted that this would be his last meeting in his capacity as Chair of the
EAC , and informed the members that the recruitment process for his successor is
ongoing and being overseen by the Governance Committee.

1.4 Standing declarations of interest were tabled to the Committee (Doc 01a). During
the course of the meeting, Dr Johri indicated that she is involved in projects funded
by the Government of India and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

1.5 Committee members noted the minutes of its meeting on 15 February 201 9 which
had been approve d by no -objection on 9 April 201 9.

1.6 The Chair referred to the written summary of the November Board meeting which
he had shared with the EAC . He mentioned in particular the survey the Board had
been asked to complete on the EAC by the Governance Committee and which
was being used to inform the revision of the Evaluation Policy and the EAC Terms
of Reference. He expressed his encouragement with the Board?s increasing
interest in Gavi?s evaluation function, noting in particular that the im portance of
evaluation is being stressed in the context of the Gavi 5.0 discussions .

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2. Update from Secretariat

2.1 Anuradha Gupta, Gavi Deputy CEO, referring to the fact that this would be the
Chair?s last meeting thanked him warmly for his fruitful and positive relationship
with the Alliance.

2.2 Ms Gupta informed the EAC that the Board , at its retreat in March in Ottawa, had
been able to reflect on key findings from evaluations on various thematic areas to
consider how they could inform not only the ongoing implementation of Gavi 4.0
but also the development of Gavi 5.0 (the Alliance?s 2021 -20 25 Strategy) .


Minutes

15 February 2019

EAC Mtg Minutes 15 February 2019

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G avi Alliance E valuation Advisory Committee Meeting
15 February 201 9
Teleconference


1. Chair ?s report

1.1 The meeting commenced at 14.39 Geneva time on 15 February 20 19. Rob
Moodie, Evaluat ion Advisory Committee (EAC) Chair , chair ed the meeting.

1.2 Standing declarations of interest were tabled to the Committee (Doc 01a).

1.3 Committee members noted the minutes of its meeting on 16 -17 October 2018
(Doc 01b) as well as the minutes of the joint meeting with the Programme and
Policy Committee (PPC) on 17 October 2918 which had been approved by no -
objection on 7 December 2018 and 20 December 2018 respectively .

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2. Uganda Country Programme Evaluation

2.1 Emmanuella Baguma, Programme Officer, Evaluation, presented this item to the
Committee (Doc 02) highlighting the process leading to the submission of this
proposal and providing information in relation to the key evaluation themes
namely urban immunisation, private sector and leadership, management and
coordination.

Discussion

? EAC members provided a number of comments in relation to the proposal, with
some members noting in particular that they would have found it useful if the data
analysis component had been described in better detail.

? There was lack of clarity on how the mixed methods had been balanced out and it
was also unclear as to how the sample size for the household survey had been
arrived at. The Secretariat noted in relation to the latter that the team wanted to
leverage some of the work carried out during Phase 1 of the Full Country
Evaluations (F CE) project and that they would be asked to build this out more
specifically in light of input from EAC members.

? EAC members agreed that DTP1 should be included in the outcomes.

? It was suggested that it would be good to link how the evaluation fits into or could
learn from ongoing activities in Bangladesh, Mozambique and Zambia. The

Minutes

16 October 2018

EAC Mtg Minutes 16-17 October 2018

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G avi Alliance E valuation Advisory Committee Meeting
16-17 October 2018
Gavi Alliance, Geneva , Switzerland


1. Chair ?s report

1.1 The meeting commenced at 09 .00 Geneva time on 16 October 201 8. Rob Moodie,
Evaluat ion Advisory Committee (EAC) Chair , chair ed the meeting.

1.2 The Chair extended a particular welcome to Anuradha Gupta, Gavi Deputy CEO ,
and thanked her for taking time to present to the Committee and share her views
on their meeting agenda .

1.3 Standing declarations of interest were tabled to the Committee (Doc 01a).

1.4 Committee members noted the minutes of its meetings on 11 -12 April 2018 (Docs
01b and 01c ), 18 May 2018 (Doc 01d) and 26 June 2018 (Doc 01e) which had
been approved by no -objection on 20 June 2018, 9 July 2018 and 23 August 2018
respectively .

1.5 Th e Chair upda ted the Committee on the Gavi Board meeting in Geneva in June
which included some very fruitful discussions on evaluations , and a request from
the Board Chair to have a presentation at the next Board meeting on how
evaluations have been utilised .

1.6 The Chair proposed a short closed session of the Committee members at the end
of the day , as per a request from the Committee at a previous meeting .

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2. Update from Secretariat

2.1 Anuradha Gupta, Gavi Deputy CEO, started by informing EAC members that at
its meeting the previous week the Governance Committee had agreed to
recommend to the Board that it exceptionally extend Rob Moodie?s term as EAC
chair to end June 2019.

2.2 Ms Gupta recalled that Gavi is nearing the mid -point of its current strategic period
and that it is therefore time to step back and reflect on progress to date.

2.3 She highlighted that there has been a paradigm shift in the way Gavi works and
outlined the four principles that are embedded into Gavi?s approach namely (i)
country -centric; (ii) differentiation; (iii) transparency; and (iv) accountability.
2.4 Ms Gupta i ndicated that Gavi has also been increasing its focus on risk assurance
through its three lines of defence model. In this context, Senior Country Manag ers

Minutes

26 June 2018

EAC Mtg Minutes 26 June 2018

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G avi Alliance E valuation Advisory Committee Meeting
26 June 2018
Teleconference


1. Chair ?s report

1.1 The meeting commenced at 13.07 Geneva time on 26 June 201 8. Rob Moodie,
Evaluat ion Advisory Committee (EAC) Chair , chair ed the meeting , which was co -
chaired by Mira Johri at the request of the Chair.

1.2 Standing declarations of interest were tabled to the Committee (Doc 01a).

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2. Review of Evaluation Policy

2.1 Abdallah Bchir, Head, Monitoring and Evaluation, briefly introduced this item,
recalling the process which had been undertaken to develop the proposed revised
Evaluation Policy for review by the EAC (Doc 02).

2.2 Anna Hen ttinen, Peer Review Panel Member, outlined some of the main points
from the proposed new policy - i) it will cover all Gavi evaluations (centralised and
decentralised); ii) it is proposed that the Operational Evaluation Guidance (OEG)
becomes a working manual for all evaluations; iii) ther e is a proposed new process
in relation to quality assurance of Gavi evaluations with the proposed creation of
an independent quality assessment panel (IQAP), managed by the Secretariat
Evaluation Unit, which would review reports before they are presented to the EAC;
and iv) it is proposed that all evaluations would have a Steering Committee (SC)
whose role and scope would depend on each evaluation.

2.3 She also referred to the proposed ethical principles for Gavi evaluations as well as
to the description of the roles and responsibilities of the different actors in Gavi?s
evaluation function .

Discussion

? EAC members expressed concerns around what appeared to be the addition of a
number of layers in the overall process with the introduction the IQAP, and
questioned in particular in relation to the lat ter, what role would remain for the EAC
in relation to qu ality assurance of the evaluations. It was unclear as to what exactly
was meant when it was stated that the EAC would play a more strategic role.

? It was suggested that give n the different size and nature of Gavi evaluations it
might be more appropriate to have a more flexible approach whereby some

Minutes

Evaluation Advisory Committee membership

Representation

Committee member

Position

Term Ending

n/a

Nina Schwalbe (Chair)

Independent expert

30 June 2021

Research & technical health institutes

Marta Nunes

Board member

31 December 2020

Civil society organisations

Rafael Vilasanjuan

Board alternate

31 December 2021

n/a

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

Independent expert

31 December 2021

n/a

Jeanine Condo

Independent expert

31 December 2021

n/a

Juan Pablo Gutiérrez

Independent expert

31 December 2021

n/a

Mira Johri

Independent expert

31 December 2021

n/a

Ezzedine Mohsni

Independent expert

31 December 2021

n/a

Viroj Tangcharoensathien

Independent expert

31 December 2021

Last updated: 14 Aug 2020

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