How countries will benefit

Through its working groups, the Health Data Collaborative will produce numerous tools, such as data standards, measurement methods, health indicators and other resources that will support countries to collect, analyse and use more accurate and reliable health data.

Around the world, countries are faced with collecting data for numerous different donors using different methods and indicators. The tools we produce will help to harmonise those methods, easing the administrative burden on countries and ensuring they have better data, for better decisions, and better health.

We’re developing a one-stop shop for health information system standards that will include: 

  • Guidelines for designing measurement and evaluation systems within national health sector plans
  • A package of recommended indicators, data quality metrics and dashboards for collecting and analysing data at health facilities and in communities
  • Standards for integrating outbreak surveillance into routine health information systems
  • Harmonized set of survey tools for collecting comprehensive household health data
  • Resource kit to improve birth and death registration
  • Core health workforce metrics
  • Guidelines on designing health systems that talk to each other and policies for sharing data

Featured Documents

Five-Point Call to Action

The declaration from more than 600 health leaders at the 2015 Summit on Measurement and Accountability for Health, describing priority actions and targets for smarter investments and stronger capacities for health data.

Health Data Collaborative Operational Workplan 2016 - 2017

View the Collaborative's objectives and deliverables.

Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators

A standard set of 100 indicators prioritized by the global community to provide concise information on the health situation and trends, including responses at national and global levels.

Health Facility & Community Data toolkit  (648 kB)

Health Facility & Community Data toolkit (648 kB)

25/03/2020 16:44 648 kB

Recent substantial increases in international funding for health have been accompanied by greater demands for statistics that accurately track real-time progress and performance in health, and ensure accountability at country and global levels.

Routine Health Information Systems: a curriculum on basic concepts and practice, facilitators' guide  (2.22 MB)

Routine Health Information Systems: a curriculum on basic concepts and practice, facilitators' guide (2.22 MB)

25/03/2020 16:35 2.22 MB

A strong health information system (HIS) that produces reliable, timely, and good-quality data is among several factors enabling health program managers to monitor, evaluate, and improve health system performance and make evidence-informed decisions.

Routine Health Information System, curriculum basic concepts and practice - Syllabus  (1.22 MB)

Routine Health Information System, curriculum basic concepts and practice - Syllabus (1.22 MB)

25/03/2020 16:35 1.22 MB

Strong health information systems that produce reliable, timely, and good-quality data are among several factors enabling health program managers to monitor, evaluate, and improve health system performance and make evidence-informed decisions.

Systematic review of eCRVS and mCRVS interventions in low and middle income countries  (3.42 MB)

Systematic review of eCRVS and mCRVS interventions in low and middle income countries (3.42 MB)

25/03/2020 15:20 3.42 MB

The problem addressed in this systematic review is concerned with the broad domain of information systems (IS) for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS), and how they have been influenced, or have the potential to be influenced, by information and communication technology (ICT)-based interventions.

Rapid CRVS assessment  (0.94 MB)

Rapid CRVS assessment (0.94 MB)

25/03/2020 15:02 0.94 MB

The rapid assessment tool consists of 25 questions about how the civil registration and vital statistics systems function.

Handbook on Training in CRVS 2002  (17.98 MB)

Handbook on Training in CRVS 2002 (17.98 MB)

25/03/2020 14:43 17.98 MB

The Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems is designed for use in developing training courses in civil registration and vital statistics systems.

Handbook on CRVS - Developing information, education and communication - 1998  (13.32 MB)

Handbook on CRVS - Developing information, education and communication - 1998 (13.32 MB)

25/03/2020 14:43 13.32 MB

The present Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Developing Information, Education and Communication pro:vides guidance to countries to help them to design and carry out information, education and communication activities in support of a comprehensive improvement programme of civil registration and vital statistics systems. It is produced as part of the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems.

Handbook on CRVS - Computerization - 1998  (7.35 MB)

Handbook on CRVS - Computerization - 1998 (7.35 MB)

25/03/2020 14:40 7.35 MB

The present Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Computerization provides guidance to decision makers and the relevant authorities of countries for the development and implementation of administrative electronic data-processing systems for civil registration and vital statistics systems.

Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Management, Operation and Maintenance  (3.79 MB)

Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Management, Operation and Maintenance (3.79 MB)

25/03/2020 14:39 3.79 MB

The present Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Management, Operation and Maintenance, Revision 1, has been developed as a companion volume to the revised set of United Nations principles and recommendations for vital statistics systems.1 It aims to provide guidance and assistance to national authorities in establishing a holistic system of civil registration, vital statistics and identity management. This is the first revision of the original handbook, which was issued in 1998.

Handbook on civil registration, vital statistics and identity management systems: Communication for development  (2.94 MB)

Handbook on civil registration, vital statistics and identity management systems: Communication for development (2.94 MB)

25/03/2020 14:38 2.94 MB

The purpose of this Handbook is to help design and carry out self-sustaining, evidence based and measurable communication for development (behavior and social change) interventions to support a target country's overall improvement programme of CR/VS/IM systems.

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