Indicator and monitoring framework for the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, (2016-2030)

The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030) was launched in September 2015. It sets ambitious objectives to improve women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) along three axes:

  1. Survive (end preventable deaths);
  2. Thrive (ensure health and well-being); and
  3. Transform (expand enabling environments).

To monitor implementation and track progress towards implementation of the Global Strategy and its Unified Accountability Framework, well-founded and robust indicators of progress towards its targets and objectives are needed. Since the targets are aligned with the SDG targets, the indicator and monitoring framework needs to align as much as possible with the SDG indicator framework, but at the same time provide sufficient depth for progress and performance tracking and evidence-informed advocacy in the context of the Global Strategy. This indicator and monitoring framework presents the results of a broad technical process of development. The framework presents the selected indicators and discusses the implications for monitoring, measurement investments and reporting.

This report presents the indicator and monitoring framework for the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, (2016-2030) focusing on its Survive, Thrive and Transform objectives and 17 targets. The report details the selection process for the indicators and implications for monitoring, measurement, investments and reporting.

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