A Framework to Monitor and Evaluate the Implementation: Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
In paragraph 46 of the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (DPAS, WHA 57.17) the following recommendation is made to Member States:
"Governments should invest in surveillance, research and evaluation. […] Monitoring and surveillance are essential tools in the implementation of national strategies for healthy diet and physical activity."
To assist Member States in DPAS implementation, WHO has developped the document "A framework to monitor and evaluate implementation: Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health".
The overall aims of this document are to: provide guidance to Member States on monitoring and evaluation of national diet and physical activity policies and to assist them in identifying specific indicators to measure the implementation of these policies.
Click below to download the document "A framework to monitor and evaluate implementation: Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health" available in the six WHO official languages:
The document includes:
- the below framework for DPAS implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
- tables with process, output and outcome indicators developed based on the recommended actions for Member States included in DPAS;
- examples of monitoring, surveillance and evaluation activities; and
- key reference materials.
Ministries of Health can provide national strategic leadership on diet and physical activity through the development and implementation of supportive environments, policies and programmes. The implementation of these supportive policies can foster the processes of change leading to desired behaviours. The outcomes of this change can be monitored and evaluated through the health status of the population, and also through several social, environmental and economic aspects.
Research, monitoring, evaluation and surveillance need to continue throughout the process so that feedback on the modifications can be provided to the institutions involved in policy development and implementation.