Planning (Gap Analysis)
Member Countries can request a PVS Gap Analysis, which supports countries in detailed planning based on their PVS Evaluation results. The PVS Gap Analysis (incorporating the PVS Costing Tool) is a carefully structured exercise undertaken with the national Veterinary Services to determine their priority goals, as well as strategies, activities and investments required to achieve these objectives. During the mission, the country’s Veterinary Services, supported by a team of OIE-certified experts, and using the PVS Evaluation information as a baseline, develop strategic and costed actions to improve their performance and meet national targets. The PVS Gap Analysis can be used as an advocacy tool when applying for national and/or international financial support.
The most effective and sustainable use of the PVS Pathway arises from properly internalising the results within government processes. Following a PVS Gap Analysis, Member Countries can request a Strategic Planning Workshop. This supports the incorporation of PVS Pathway inputs within a newly initiated or established national strategic planning cycle at the animal health, livestock, agricultural, or health security sector level. Using the PVS Gap Analysis report as the basis, and with broader stakeholder consultation, a national strategic planning template is developed and agreed on via this workshop with OIE support.