Country monitoring and evaluation guidance
Strong country health information systems need to generation information on health informing planning, resource allocation and accountability.
WHO has developed guidance and tools on measurement, monitoring and evaluation.
Multi-country workshops are conducted to share experiences and enhance learning and disseminate standards and tools.
Universal health coverage (UHC) is a priority goal for many countries and has also emerged as a possible goal in the post-2015 development agenda. Monitoring progress towards UHC is critical globally and especially in countries, including intervention coverage, financial risk protection, both with an equity dimension.
The Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) is a health facility assessment tool designed to assess and monitor the service availability and readiness of the health sector and to generate evidence to support the planning and managing of a health system. SARA is designed as a systematic survey to generate a set of tracer indicators of service availability and readiness. It has been developed by WHO in conjunction with global partners to fill critical data gaps in measuring and tracking progress in health systems strengthening.
The Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health delivered its report with ten recommendations in September 2011. The multi-stakeholder workplan to implement the Commission's recommendations focuses on: (1) strengthening of country mechanisms and practices for better accountability for health with special attention for women and children in the 75 countries referred to in the Commission's report, and (2) the improvement of global accountability mechanisms and practices.