WHO | A compendium of indicators for monitoring and evaluating progress of the road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030
The road map 2030 was developed by WHO through an extensive global consultation, with indicators set for measuring progress against targets and milestones. This compendium of indicators provides a comprehensive and standardized listing of recommended indicators, including the 70 core indicators presented in the M&E framework. These indicators will also support reporting on strategies described in other road map companion documents to guide action against neglected tropical diseases include the sustainability framework, the global strategy on water, sanitation and hygiene, the One Health approach and the strategic framework for integrated control and elimination of skin-related neglected tropical diseases.
The purpose of this compendium is to guide monitoring and evaluation of programmes and thereby to improve their quality and effectiveness in alignment with the road map goals. It provides a standardized listing of the most widely used indicators relevant to countries, with uniformity in defining indicators to allow comparisons over time and among different programmes. Detailed metadata are provided for each of these indicators to facilitate validity, internal consistency, standardized measurement, estimation methods and comparability of data across countries.
The compendium has three main components:
- road map indicators categorized as overarching, cross-cutting and disease-specific;
- programmatic indicators for measuring countrylevel progress towards the road map indicators, including detailed indicators for routine tracking of activities, interventions and data on morbidity, mortality and disability; and
- additional indicators for special studies and ad hoc analyses using secondary data, for which neglected tropical disease programmes are not the primary data source.