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.

Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators

The Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators is 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. It will be reviewed and updated periodically as global and country priorities evolve and measurement methods improve.

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 

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5 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.

The Roadmap for Health Measurement

The Roadmap outlines smart investments that countries can adopt to strengthen basic measurement systems and to align partners and donors around common priorities.

Lancet Commentary: An Inflection Point for Country Health Data

“Now is the time to support low-income and middle-income countries to unlock their potential and strengthen their capacities and systems so they can play a leading part in accelerating global health impact.”

Summit on Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health: Meeting Report

Read the report from the landmark conference in 2015 that laid the groundwork for the Health Data Collaborative.

Summit on Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health: Video

View webcasts from all three days of the summit.

The Role and Importance of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems

The post-2015 global priorities assume a level of morbidity and mortality knowledge which is currently lacking.

Health Data Collaborative Operational Workplan 2016 - 2017

View the Collaborative's objectives and deliverables.

Health Data Collaborative Working Groups Terms of Reference

View objectives, scope of work and deliverables by working group.

Health Data Collaborative Flyer

A two-page flyer on the Collaborative.

Kenya Health Data Collaborative Roadmap

How Kenya is rallying all stakeholders towards its "One M&E Framework".




Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

World Health Assembly resolution calls on the Collaborative to help strengthen national statistical capacity.

UHC 2030: Building an Alliance to Strengthen Health Systems

Concept note for the alliance, in which Health Data Collaborative will play a monitoring role.

Inter-Country Conference on Measurement and Accountability for Health: Summary Report

Report from regional conference in Bangladesh following up on global MA4Health summit in June 2015.

Kenya Health Data Collaborative Conference Report

Read the complete report from the launch of the Kenya Health Data Collaborative in May.

Kenya Health Data Collaborative Data Analysis Workshop

Program for workshop to support mid-term review of the Kenya Health Sector Strategic Plan

HDC Overview Slide Deck

View an introductory presentation.