Gavi undertakes centralised and decentralised evaluations, which include the following types of evaluations corresponding to Gavi functions and programmes1:

  • Strategic evaluations: Assess the quality of design, extent of implementation, results and sustainability of specific strategies, policies, processes, frameworks and models adopted by Gavi. Strategic evaluations are in most cases centralised.
  • Thematic evaluations: Evaluation of a selection of interventions, all of which address a specific priority that cuts across countries, regions, and sectors. Thematic evaluations are in most cases centralised.
  • Country and Programme evaluations: Evaluation to assess design, programmatic results and sustainability of Gavi supported programmes in specific countries. Country and Programme evaluations are in most cases decentralised.2

The Evaluation Advisory Committee (EAC) established by the Board  of the Gavi Alliance supports the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities in respect to the management of Gavi’s evaluation activities (as defined in the Gavi Alliance Evaluation Policy).


Centralised Evaluations (with EAC oversight)

Evaluation pages

May 19, 2021

Evaluation of the Gavi Supply and Procurement Strategy, 2016-2020

This report presents the findings from the ‘Evaluation of the Gavi Supply and Procurement Strategy, 2016-2020’. The evaluation was conducted by CEPA in 2020, with the purpose to generate evidenced-based data and learning to inform the Gavi Supply…

May 12, 2020

Co-financing, eligibility and transition policies evaluation 2019

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, appointed Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) to conduct an evaluation of Gavi’s Eligibility and Transition and Co-financing Policies. 

March 30, 2020

Evaluation of the Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform

This cross-country report presents findings from the midline assessment from the evaluation of the Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP).

November 28, 2019

Gender policy evaluation 2019

This report presents the findings from the evaluation of Gavi’s 2013 Gender Policy. The evaluation was conducted by Itad in 2018-2019.

August 26, 2019

Measles campaigns in Nigeria

This report presents the main findings of the evaluation of Gavi supported measles supplementary immunisation activities in Nigeria.

August 26, 2019

Evaluation of Gavi support to CSO 2018

This report presents the main findings from an evaluation of Gavi’s support to civil society organisations (CSOs) during the period 2011 to 2017. The evaluation was conducted by Itad in 2018.

September 28, 2018

Health system strengthening evaluations 2013-2015

Gavi’s health system strengthening (HSS) support is regularly evaluated to provide valuable insights into the HSS programme.

September 28, 2018

Health system strengthening review

The 2009 review of Gavi's health system strengthening support includes 21 country case studies.

September 28, 2018

Health system strengthening tracking study

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.

September 28, 2018

Full country evaluations

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance launched a prospective evaluation to collect real-time data on immunisation programmes, vaccine-related issues and the contribution of Alliance support in four countries.

September 13, 2018

Review of Gavi’s Performance-Based Funding component of its Health System Strengthening support

In 2018 the Gavi Evaluation Unit commissioned an independent review of Gavi’s Performance Based Funding (PBF) component of its Health System Strengthening (HSS) support to countries. This review was conducted by Duke University between April and…

January 20, 2017

Technical assistance through the Partners Engagement Framework evaluation

An evaluation is currently under way to assess the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of technical assistance to countries through Gavi’s partners’ engagement framework (PEF).

May 10, 2016

Gavi support to Albania evaluation

This report presents the main findings from an evaluation of Gavi’s support to Albania and its transition after funding ended. The evaluation was conducted by the Curatio International Foundation in 2015.

January 15, 2015

Gavi support to Bosnia and Herzegovina evaluation

This report presents the lessons learnt and recommendations from an evaluation of Gavi’s support to Bosnia and Herzegovina and its transition after funding ended. The evaluation was conducted by the Curatio International Foundation in 2014.

January 15, 2015

Co-financing Policy Evaluation

This report presents the lessons learnt and recommendations from an independent evaluation of the Gavi co-financing policy conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in 2014.

April 4, 2013

Evaluation of the Gavi-Government of China Hepatitis B vaccination programme

This report presents the findings and lessons from an evaluation of the Gavi-Government of China Hepatitis B vaccination programme. The evaluation was conducted in 2012 by Abt Associates.

March 15, 2013

Gender policy evaluation

This report presents the findings and lessons from an evaluation of the Gavi Gender Policy. The evaluation was conducted in 2012 by ICF Macro, Inc.

March 6, 2013

Pneumococcal AMC process and design

This report presents the findings of the Process and Design Evaluation for the Pilot Advance Market Commitment (AMC) for Pneumococcal Vaccines. This evaluation was conducted in 2012 by Dalberg Global Development Advisors.

March 6, 2013

Pneumococcal AMC pilot outcomes and impact evaluation

This report presents the findings of the Outcomes and Impact evaluation for the Pilot Advance Market Commitment (AMC) for Pneumococcal Vaccines. This evaluation was conducted in 2015 by The Boston Consulting Group.

September 24, 2012

Evaluation of Gavi support to CSO 2012

This report presents the findings and lessons from a review of Gavi’s support to civil society organisations undertaken by Cambridge Economic Policy Associates.

July 19, 2012

Accelerated Vaccine Introduction project review

Lessons learnt from the Accelerated Vaccine Introduction (AVI) Project (published 2012).

July 10, 2011

International Finance Facility for Immunisation evaluation

The June 2011 evaluation of the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) assesses whether the IFF concept is proven and whether the IFFIm pilot has worked.

April 1, 2011

Baseline study for AMC

The Baseline Study for the pneumococcal vaccine Advance Market Commitment establishes the environment prior to the AMC as a basis for future evaluations.

April 1, 2011

Review of Independent Review Committees

2010 review of Gavi's Independent Review Committees: their design, execution and results.

April 1, 2011

Injection safety support evaluation

Gavi commissions 2008 report to analyse the sustainability of its Injection Safety Support.

April 1, 2011

Immunisation services support evaluation

External review of effectiveness of Gavi's ground-breaking Immunisation Services Support over its first five years (2000-2005).

April 1, 2011

Gavi second evaluation report

The Gavi second evaluation report sets out the main findings of an independent assessment of the Vaccine Alliance's achievements in Phase II (2007-2010).

April 1, 2011

Gavi first evaluation report

The Gavi first evaluation report sets out the main findings of an independent assessment of the Vaccine Alliance's achievements in Phase I (2000-2005).

April 1, 2011

ADIPs and Hib Initiative Evaluation

2007 evaluation of Gavi's efforts to introduce new vaccines via the Accelerated Development and Introduction Plans and the Hib Initiative.

Decentralised Evaluations and Other Learning

Latest evaluation document

18 June 2021

A Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Look Back and Forward: District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2) for Immunisation

As part of a broader review of the Data Strategic Focus Area (SFA) within Gavi 4.0 and in preparation for new funding allocations for DHIS2 in alignment with the Gavi 5.0 Strategy, Gavi has commissioned HealthEnabled to conduct this Look Back and Look Forward Review to document lessons learned from past Gavi investments and align future activities with the Digital Health Information Strategy and Gavi 5.0 focus on zero-dose children.

Evaluation pages

February 16, 2021

Using digital technologies for real-time monitoring of supplementary immunisation activities

A report from UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance compiling the good practices and lessons learned from countries implementing real-time monitoring for immunisation campaigns.

October 15, 2020

Using Geospatial Technologies to improve immunisation coverage and equity

Exploring current approaches to leaving no child behind with immunisation by harnessing geospatial technologies and GIS to improve immunisation coverage and equity in low- and middle-income countries.

October 2, 2020

Evaluation of the drivers of urban immunisation in Uganda; Kampala case study (Phase 1)

The global increase in urbanisation is creating new challenges to childhood immunisation. If Gavi is to succeed in reaching every child, vaccination programmes need to adapt to urban environments and the barriers it creates.

August 22, 2019

Mid-Term Evaluation of MoU8

This evaluation covers the implementation of the eighth Memorandum of Understanding (MOU8; 2016-2020) between Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and UNICEF Supply Division (SD).

September 28, 2018

Evaluations of individual countries' health system strengthening grants

Evaluations of health system strengthening (HSS) grants help countries and Gavi to continuously learn and improve the support.

Last updated: 2 Jul 2021

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