by Rosebelle May Azcuna, Anjana Bhushan, Mark Landry et al.
World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific and Asian Development Bank (ADB), 2016
To guide the monitoring of progress toward universal health coverage, the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific and Asian Development Bank (ADB) are developing a regional monitoring framework and a proposed set of core indicators. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have a clear focus on equity-focused monitoring and evaluation to ensure that no one is left behind. The United Nations member states have agreed on a range of indicators to track progress toward health for all in the SDGs. Universal health coverage is a specific target within SDG 3 and as countries move toward it they need to monitor the performance of the health system. This report introduces the framework and indicators, and looks at early country experiences of implementation.