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 measurable impacts on people’s health at the country level.

WHO’s mission to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable is linked to three bold targets:

  • One billion more people to benefit from universal health coverage
  • One billion more people better protected from health emergencies
  • One billion more people 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.

Download GPW13, 2019-2023

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 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 a 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.

WHA 73/16 Rev. 1 WHO Results Framework: an update 2020

WHA 73/16 WHO Results Framework: an update 2020

EB 146/28 WHO Results Framework: an update 2020


Global Technical Consultations

Second global technical consultation
April 16-17, 2020

Meeting report


Pilot countries

First global technical consultation
October 17-18, 2019

Meeting summary

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.

Technical documents

Triple Billion dashboard

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

Background references

Mission Briefing: 4 November 2020
Slides for Mission Briefing

Regional Committees 2019
WHO Results Framework Draft 25 October 2019

WHA 72/5 WHO Impact Framework 2019
English  Arabic  Chinese  French  Russian  Spanish

EB 144/7 WHO Impact Framework 2019
English  Arabic  Chinese  French  Russian  Spanish

WHO Expert Reference Group on the Draft GPW13: preliminary report May 2018
Expert Reference Group on the Draft GPW13