Thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019-2023

The Thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW 13) defines WHO’s strategy for the five-year period, 2019-2023. It focuses on triple billion targets to achieve measurable impacts on people’s health at the country level.

The triple billion targets are to ensure by 2023:

  • One billion more people are benefiting from universal health coverage
  • One billion more people are better protected from health emergencies
  • One billion more people are enjoying better health and well-being
Measurable impact is at the heart of WHO’s mission to transform the future of public health. See how progress is calculated towards achieving GPW 13.

WHO Results framework

The Results framework tracks the joint efforts of the Secretariat, Member States and partners to measure progress towards GPW13 targets and the Secretariat’s contribution. The measurement of the Results Framework has three integrated components:


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WHO impact measurement

The Impact measurement is based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and measures progress via 46 outcome indicators, triple billion indices and healthy life expectancy.


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Country case studies

The country case studies paint a qualitative picture and provide human face to the data from the impact measurement and output scorecard.

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Output scorecard

The output scorecard assesses WHO’s contribution to outcomes and impact across six dimensions of technical support, leadership and normative work.

Introducing the methods for impact measurement

A key pillar of the World Health Organization’s transformation agenda was to make it a modern data-driven organization and to have a measurable impact on the lives of people we serve. WHO’s Global Programme of Work 13 has impact measurement at its centre with specific indicators based on the health related Sustainable Development Goals to track progress. This video is an introduction to the methods used to measure these indicators with clear baselines and targets globally and for every country.

Triple Billion dashboard

Tracking the work of WHO, countries, regions and partners to meet the triple billion targets and health-related SDGs.

Technical documents

Thirteenth general programme of work (‎GPW13)‎: methods for impact measurement, version 2.1

The purpose of this document is to describe the methods to be used to measure the impact of   the World Health Organization’s Thirteenth...

Global Technical Consultations

First global technical consultation
October 17-18, 2019

Meeting summary

Background references