A Guide for Monitoring and Evaluating Avian Influenza Programs in Southeast Asia


Date: 01 June 2007

Source: MEASURE Evaluation

Themes/topics: logic model, selecting indicators, qualitative data, household data, standard operating procedures

This (interim draft) guide for M&E of avian influenza (AI) programs in Southeast Asia is a result of broad-based collaboration between MEASURE Evaluation, Abt Associates, AED, AFAP, AVSP, CARE, CRS, FAO, USAID, UNDP, UNICEF, UNSIC, US-CDC, WHO, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Vietnam), National Institute for Hygiene and Epidemiology (Vietnam), Ministry of Public Health (Thailand), Ministry of Health (Lao P.D.R), and the National Animal Health Center (Lao P.D.R).

The guide provides standard M&E terminology for AI indicators and information systems. The use of standard indicators facilitates data aggregation and provides information for consistent national, regional and global-level monitoring of progress for AI programs. Because the understanding of the disease is still evolving, this guide will allow for adaptation as new programs and interventions come into place. The guide provides a logic model for understanding regional and national-level AI programs that share the central goal of reducing the risk of a human pandemic influenza. The four program components that support this goal are national planning and policy, animal health, risk reduction and human health. For each of these components, the guide provides indicators designed to measure key elements of AI prevention and control programs. Because there is no global standard for M&E of AI programs, all indicators in the guide are newly developed, with extensive input from technical experts involved in global, regional and national level programs. 

A Guide for Monitoring and Evaluating Avian Influenza Programs in Southeast Asia (pdf)
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