Phase II of the Real-Time Assessment of UNICEF’S Response to COVID-19 in Eastern and Southern Africa

UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa
UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa
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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Lessons from a regional real-time assessment

In April 2021, UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) initiated phase 2 of its Real-Time Assessment (RTA) of UNICEF’s response to COVID-19 across the Eastern and Southern Africa region.

The second phase of this exercise aimed to provide more in-depth analysis and emerging best practices and lessons through qualitative data gathered from four case study countries (Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa and South Sudan).

The assessment focused on three thematic areas

COVID-19 vaccine supply and rollout


COVID-19 vaccine demand promotion


Safe return to school of children



Phase 2 of the RTA covered UNICEF’s response to COVID-19 from April 2021 (after the end of phase 1) until December 2021.

The assessment was informed by qualitative data collected from four case study countries (Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa and South Sudan) and produced three thematic reports on the areas of COVID-19 vaccine supply and rollout; COVID-19 vaccine demand promotion; and education, specifically the safe return to school.

All three reports can be downloaded on this page.


Author: UNICEF
Publication date: December 2021
Languages: English


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Click here for the full set of reports and knowledge products from the RTA.


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