A guide for monitoring and evaluation of Avian Influenza programs in Southeast Asia

A guide for monitoring and evaluation of Avian Influenza programs in Southeast Asia

How to monitor and evaluate national avian influenza programmes

As the world enters its sixth year of responding to the challenges posed by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the international community has recognized the need to move from an emergency mindset to a mid- to long-term perspective. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems form a critical element in these longer-term approaches. They provide decision-makers with access to timely, high-quality, relevant data for program design and management. This guide responds to the need for countries to measure progress in their efforts to reduce the risk of the emergence of an influenza pandemic by assisting national programs in their efforts to design and execute strong M&E systems in support of short-, mid-, and long-term objectives.

The guide is intended to provide guidance to governments, international organizations, and NGOs in the monitoring and evaluation of HPAI programs in the areas of national planning and policy, animal health, human health, and behaviour change communication (BCC).

Indicators for each of the key components of national HPAI programs including planning and policy, animal health, human health, and BCC. Each indicator is described in terms of definition, how to measure it, measurement tools, what it measures, and considerations for its use. For countries with limited resources to establish M&E systems for HPAI programmes, the guide also suggests core and additional indicators.

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