This project, run together with the Graduate Institute Geneva, assesses the current activities and indicators for monitoring and reporting preparedness for global health crises.

In March 2017, an event was co-organized by Chatham House and the Graduate Institute Geneva, where one of the objectives was to explore the types of indicators that would be most useful for monitoring progress towards preparedness, and holding national, regional and global health stakeholders accountable for their commitments. Several gaps in the existing body of indicators were identified for further discussion and action. These include indicators for the monitoring of:

  • Subnational preparedness
  • Global financing
  • Trade and travel restrictions
  • Research and development
  • Knowledge and data sharing
  • One Health

Chatham House and the Graduate Institute Geneva are currently undertaking research to identify appropriate indicators to fill these gaps. Upcoming research activities include:

  • Nov 2017: Chatham House Roundtable on One Health: Developing Indicators to Monitor Progress toward Implementation.
  • Nov 2017: Chatham House Roundtable on Infectious disease outbreaks: monitoring and mitigating the impact on travel and tourism.
  • Jan 2018: publication of Chatham House Research Paper on indicators for monitoring progress towards a One Health approach.
  • Jan 2018: publication of Chatham House Research Paper on indicators for monitoring stakeholders involved in/affected by outbreaks in travel and tourism.

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