Evaluation policy

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For an alliance whose innovative methods are often held up as models for others to imitate, it is essential that GAVI evaluates "lessons learned". It does this through commissioned studies that are guided by its evaluation policy

The GAVI Alliance evaluation policy guides how GAVI accesses its activities from 2008 onwards (GAVI Phase Two). The policy has been developed by the GAVI Secretariat and the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Advisory Group (METAG) and has been reviewed by the GAVI Working Group.

Criteria

As well as defining the objectives of GAVI evaluations in the context of the alliance's overall mission, the policy also identifies which GAVI activities will be assessed; this list includes projects, programmes and policies.

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Criteria for each evaluation include relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact - negative or positive - and sustainability.

The policy also helps the alliance consider when evaluations should be carried out and by whom: during a policy's implementation or afterwards; by internal staff or outsourced; in a participatory manner or jointly among partners.

Knowledge-sharing

The policy also enables partners to carry out their own evaluations, emphasizing the importance of knowledge-sharing across the Alliance. It also outlines how external evaluators should be selected and gives guidance on conflict of interest and transparency issues.

All GAVI evaluations are carried out according to international standards, guaranteeing independence, impartiality and transparency.

168 million

GAVI-supported vaccine campaigns have resulted in 100 million individuals being immunised against meningitis A and 68 million against yellow fever since 2000.

Meningitis A Conjugate Vaccine Immunizaton Campaign. Joint WHO/UNICEF 2011 Progress Report: January to December 2012. March 2013, p.3 | 2011 data. Yellow Fever Initiative. Joint WHO and UNICEF 2011 Progress Report Nov 2012, p.13, 15. 2012 data: Based on data from Epidemiology of Yellow Fever in the African Region: 2012 report. WHO Regional Office for Africa. April 2013, p.6.

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