Monitoring and evaluation of national action plans on antimicrobial resistance

The aim of this course is to provide guidance for countries on the monitoring and evaluation of national action plans on antimicrobial resistance (AMR NAPs).

This course is intended for members of the AMR multisectoral coordination committee or working group, persons responsible for M&E in AMR NAPs and other key actors involved in NAP implementation across all relevant sectors. The guidance may also be useful for M&E experts and One Health coordination committee members at the national and subnational levels.

Photo credits: WHO / NOOR / Mariceu Erthal

Self-paced
Language: English
Not disease specific

Course information

Overview

AMR is one of the top 10 global health threats currently facing the world. It is a complex public health threat whose root causes are found in sectors ranging from human health, animal husbandry, food safety and agriculture to environment and trade.

Countries have developed national action plans to combat the threat of AMR. Effective implementation of these plans requires collaboration and coordinated action within, and across diverse sectors and disciplines, with a broad range of stakeholders.

To support countries to achieve evidence-based and sustainable implementation and monitoring of their national action plans, the Quadripartite agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) – have developed guidance for countries on monitoring and evaluation of AMR NAPs.

Countries are expected to develop a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan for their NAP, tailored to their context and priorities. This course has been designed to support countries by providing information on how to establish an M&E plan for their AMR NAP.

Course duration

Approximately 2 hours

Certificate

A certificate of achievement will be available to participants who score at least 80% in the final assessment.

Participants who receive a certificate of achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.

What you'll learn

  • Summarize the M&E framework for the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance (GAP-AMR) and its recommended indicators
  • List the 8 steps to establish a national M&E plan
  • Describe the basic concepts of monitoring, evaluation, and development of SMART indicators
  • Explain key considerations for developing an M&E plan
  • Outline the basic principles that need to be kept in mind when developing an M&E plan
  • Recognize the importance of monitoring and evaluating progress in AMR NAP implementation

Course contents

  • Pre-training survey

  • Course introduction:

    Welcome to this course on monitoring and evaluation of national action plans on antimicrobial resistance.
  • Module 1: Introduction:

    In this module, we will explore the background and purpose of the guidance to facilitate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) national action plans (NAPs).
  • Module 2: Meaning of monitoring and evaluation:

    In this module, we will look at the meaning of monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
  • Module 3: Development of SMART indicators:

    In this module, we will look at types of indicators and learn how to develop SMART indicators.
  • Module 4: Monitoring and evaluation of the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance:

    In this module, we will look at the purpose of the M&E framework of the GAP-AMR, the GAP-AMR results chain, and the recommended indicators outlined in the M&E framework.
  • Module 5: The importance of national action plan M&E:

    In this module, we will look at the importance of the M&E plan and consider how it fits within the NAP life cycle.
  • Module 6: Considerations for countries before developing an M&E plan:

    In this module, we will look at practical considerations for development and implementation of an M&E plan for AMR NAP.
  • Module 7: Components of an M&E plan:

    In this module, we will look at the components of an M&E plan.
  • Module 8: Step-by-step process for developing a national M&E plan:

    In this module, we will look at the 8-step process for developing a national M&E plan.
  • Post-training survey

  • Course assessment

  • Course close

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.