Monitoring and evaluation framework for COVID-19 response activities in the EU/EEA and the UK

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About the framework

The purpose of this monitoring and evaluation framework is to support European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries and the United Kingdom (UK) in their efforts to monitor the implementation and effects of COVID-19 response activities. 

The overall objective of this monitoring and evaluation framework is to provide a set of standardised indicators to guide subnational, national and EU level response to COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK. 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, EU/EEA Member States and the UK have implemented measures to prevent and control COVID-19 and, at the same time, curb the negative effects of these measures. There is a need to assess the effects of these measures on the epidemiological situation of COVID-19 to track interventions and their effects and identify gaps in order to improve the response to COVID-19.

Target audience

Public health authorities in EU/EEA countries and the UK involved in planning response activities to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applying the framework

Indicators

The framework presents indicators for a variety of key pillars of COVID-19 preparedness, prevention and control activities and provides guidance to countries on how to collect and analyse data for the suggested indicators. The strategic information provided by the indicators can assist decision makers at subnational, national and EU level to support preparedness and response planning, and in-action and after-action reviews. 

Monitoring the indicators at national/sub-national level

Monitoring response activities during the COVID-19 pandemic

The suggested indicators under each pillar are meant to be monitored at subnational, national or EU level.

Indicators for subnational and national level should only be considered if helpful to guide and inform responses at those levels. Decisions on which indicators to collect at subnational and national levels rests solely with the public health authorities and decision makers at subnational and national level.

Structure

The ECDC framework to monitor responses to the COVID-19 pandemic encompasses eight pillars related to surveillance and response. Each pillar presents a set of indicators.

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Monitoring and evaluation framework for COVID-19 response activities in the EU/EEA and the UK

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The purpose of this monitoring and evaluation framework is to support EU and EEA countries and the UK in their efforts to monitor the implementation and effects of COVID-19 response activities. The framework presents indicators for a variety of key pillars of COVID-19 preparedness, prevention and control activities and provides guidance to countries on how to collect and analyse data for the suggested indicators.