Underspent Immunization Budgets: A budget credibility analysis of 22 countries
December 2019 | By Chloe Cho and Jason Lakin, International Budget Partnership and Ulla Griffiths, UNICEF
Significant progress has been made in the accessibility and coverage of vaccination globally, but challenges remain. Lack of coordination, conflicting priorities and poor public financial management systems can undermine the impact of investments and benefits of immunization. Accordingly, one of the critical questions in immunization financing is how much is being spent.
This brief explores immunization spending, drawing on budget data from BOOST. Our objective was to look at the “budget credibility” of specific line items.