The 2008 HSS tracking study is complementary to the HSS evaluation, providing a more in depth country perspective that helped highlight implementation issues in 6 countries.Download the tracking study
The Gavi health system strengthening (HSS) tracking Study is designed to provide real‐time evidence regarding the technical, managerial, and policy processes for the successful implementation of Gavi HSS grants in a set of six countries: Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Vietnam and Zambia. These countries were selected to reflect a broad range of country settings and experiences.
The study was carried out in August 2008 by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and its partner organisation in Sweden, InDevelop‐Institute of Public Management (InDevelop‐IPM).
Recognising that achieving immunisation coverage is dependent upon strong service systems, the Gavi Board took the first steps to widen Gavi support to health system strengthening (HSS) in early 2005.
Countries are encouraged to use Gavi HSS funding to target the "bottlenecks" or barriers in the health system that impede progress in improving the provision of and demand for immunisation and other child and maternal health services.
The study's three objectives were:
The Tracking Study sought to strengthen in‐country capacity to monitor Gavi HSS through the active engagement of local research organisations with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and partners responsible for HSS management, oversight and coordination.
Country workshops were an important element in that implementers and stakeholders across both national and sub‐national levels were brought together to dialogue on the status of implementation and bottlenecks encountered.
Visit the Country Hub section to find in depth country reports for the six countries selected for the Tracking Study: Ethiopia, DR Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Vietnam and Zambia.