Linked Immunisation Action Network Impact Brief

By 2030, it is estimated that 70% of the world’s under-immunised will be living in middle-income countries (MICs). Since late 2019, the Linked Immunisation Action Network (Linked) has represented an integral component of Gavi’s strategic approach to engaging with MICs and achieving the MICs outcomes and objectives — to prevent declining in vaccine coverage in former Gavi-eligible countries and to drive the sustainable introduction of key missing vaccines in both former and select never Gavi-eligible countries..

Linked facilitates a collaborative, peer-to-peer learning approach which recognizes the experience and expertise that exists within MICs. It brings together country practitioners, technical experts and immunisation partners from MICs to identify common challenges and the promising practices that will lead to greater resilience, equity and sustainability.

Linked works with and through regional and country-level partners to engage the broader immunisation ecosystem. This partnership approach facilitates the uptake of knowledge, approaches and good practices gained through network engagements, ultimately contributing to each country’s achievement of the MIC’s outcomes and objectives.

In 2023, Linked embarked on a systematic measurement of whether and how the network’s collaborative learning approach is contributing to Gavi’s MICs outcomes and objectives. This impact brief presents the evidence from two demonstrator country case studies, a network-wide survey and evaluations from each of the network’s engagements. While not directly accountable for achieving the MICs Approach outcomes, these findings demonstrate that Linked is an enabler, a catalyst and an accelerator for countries’ progress towards the MICs outcomes and objectives. We hypothesize that collaborative learning is indeed contributing to those outcomes.

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