The goal of the IDEA project is to identify, review, synthesize, and disseminate what works to improve the use of immunization data and why it works. In partnership with PAHO, the Health Systems Analytics team at PATH conducted a “realist” systematic review of existing research evidence to determine what are the most effective interventions to improve the use of data for immunization program and policy decision-making; and why and how these interventions produce the outcomes that they do.

The IDEA review draws on nearly 550 documents including published literature, working papers, project evaluations and reports, which were distilled and prioritized by global immunization experts.

The IDEA report also is now available on TechNet-21. That will be the permanent home for all IDEA materials when this website is retired at the end of 2019.

Download the full IDEA Report

Additional resources

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Executive Summary (373 KB PDF) (Spanish) (French)

Précis (445 KB PDF) (Spanish) (French)

Top Findings (44 KB PDF) (Spanish) (French)

Theory of Change (119 KB PDF) (Spanish) (French)

Evidence Synthesis Table (3 MB PDF) (Spanish) (French)

Checklist for Funders (102 KB PDF) (Spanish) (French)

Checklist for Implementers (224 KB PDF) (Spanish) (French)

Checklist for Policymakers (139 KB PDF) (Spanish) (French)