Thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019-2023

                                The Thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW 13) defines WHO’s strategy for the five-year period, 2019-2023. It focuses on triple billion targets to achieve measurable impacts on people’s health at the country level.

                                The triple billion targets are to ensure by 2023:

                                • One billion more people are benefiting from universal health coverage
                                • One billion more people are better protected from health emergencies
                                • One billion more people are enjoying better health and well-being
                                Measurable impact is at the heart of WHO’s mission to transform the future of public health. See how progress is calculated towards achieving GPW 13.

                                WHO Results framework

                                The Results framework tracks the joint efforts of the Secretariat, Member States and partners to measure progress towards GPW13 targets and the Secretariat’s contribution. The measurement of the Results Framework has three integrated components:


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                                WHO impact measurement

                                The Impact measurement is based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and measures progress via 46 outcome indicators, triple billion indices and healthy life expectancy.


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                                Country case studies

                                The country case studies paint a qualitative picture and provide human face to the data from the impact measurement and output scorecard.

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                                Output scorecard

                                The output scorecard assesses WHO’s contribution to outcomes and impact across six dimensions of technical support, leadership and normative work.

                                Global Technical Consultations

                                Second global technical consultation
                                April 16-17, 2020

                                Meeting report


                                Pilot countries

                                First global technical consultation
                                October 17-18, 2019

                                Meeting summary

                                Introducing the methods for impact measurement

                                A key pillar of the World Health Organization’s transformation agenda was to make it a modern data-driven organization and to have a measurable impact on the lives of people we serve. WHO’s Global Programme of Work 13 has impact measurement at its centre with specific indicators based on the health related Sustainable Development Goals to track progress. This video is an introduction to the methods used to measure these indicators with clear baselines and targets globally and for every country.

                                Technical documents

                                The purpose of this document is to describe the methods to be used to measure the impact of the World Health Organization’s Thirteenth General Programme...

                                Triple Billion dashboard

                                Tracking the work of WHO, countries, regions and partners to meet the triple billion targets and health-related SDGs.

                                Background references

                                WHO Expert Reference Group on the Draft GPW13: preliminary report May 2018