Guide and Workbook for Conducting a Situation Analysis of Immunization Programme Performance


A situational analysis or desk review is commonly recommended for many activities including EPI Reviews and National Immunization Strategy (NIS) development. The objective of this guidance is to enable national immunization programmes to conduct these situational analyses or desk reviews in a systematic way to identify and prioritise critical programme barriers, highlight programme success, and identify evidence gaps to be addressed. The accompanying Excel-based workbook is a useful tool to assess and document the status of the immunization programme under review. It provides a detailed list of barriers and targeted questions for a step-by-step systematic documentation of available evidence.