About targeted country assistance
Technical assistance is non-financial support provided by specialists. It can take the form of sharing information and expertise, training and consulting services.
The technical assistance provided through PEF is called targeted country assistance (TCA). This type of support mainly consists of staff permanently based in partners’ country offices. It is based on the demand and needs identified by the countries themselves.
While all Gavi-supported countries are eligible for TCA, 20 countries are given special priority. They face the most severe challenges related to coverage, equity and sustainability of immunisation.
Countries identify their challenges and express their TCA needs through the joint appraisal, an annual review of Gavi’s support to each country. They also state who they think is best suited to provide the support they need. Further, they assess the effectiveness and quality of support that each partner provides.
TCA complements the support that countries receive from Gavi for vaccines and health system strengthening.
Most TCA is provided by core Vaccine Alliance partners, primarily WHO and UNICEF. The World Bank, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Constituency also provide TCA in their respective areas of expertise.
Gavi also engages with local institutions that offer complementary expertise. We continuously look to attract additional partners to provide targeted assistance to countries. If you would like to find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org