Tools for developing, implementing and monitoring the National Multisectoral Action Plan (MAP) for NCD Prevention and Control
About the NCD MAP Tool
The main purpose of this web-based tool is to assist policy-makers and programme managers in developing, implementing and monitoring national multisectoral plans. It covers the main steps from situation assessment, stakeholder engagement, and setting national NCD targets to implementation and monitoring and evaluation, including practical templates and examples.
Comprehensive assessment of situation
This step describes how to undertake a national NCD situation analysis.
A situation analysis guides the identification of priorities for an NCD plan and informs all the following steps in the planning process. It requires an in-depth examination of:
- the NCD burden, including an analysis of risk factors and morbidity and mortality trends;
- the socioeconomic situation;
- review of evidence-based interventions; and
- assessment of current country responses.
Stakeholder engagement and multisectoral governance mechanisms
This section looks at two complementary aspects:
Identifying the stakeholders to be involved (who) in the development of national NCD policies and programmes, and choosing the best methods for engagement (how).
Options for multisectoral governance mechanisms:
Examples of the types of mechanisms and structures, that can be used to ensure clear leadership, ongoing stakeholder engagement and effective implementation of a national multisectoral NCD strategy or action plan.
Formulation of a national NCD MAP
This step concentrates on the process of developing the content for a national NCD multisectoral action plan. It includes setting a national NCD goal and targets, how to prioritise different interventions, and tools for costing the NCD MAP.
Validation and implementation of a National Multisectoral Action Plan (MAP) for NCD Prevention and Control
This section describes the following main elements for effective implementation:
- Approval and dissemination of the NCD MAP
- Preparation for implementation
Monitoring and Evaluation
This step outlines key features of a national system for NCD surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.
This includes monitoring morbidity and mortality of the main NCDs, prevalence of risk factors, the socioeconomic determinants of NCDs, and the country’s response to the NCD epidemic.
This section also discusses key issues and steps relating to monitoring and evaluation of NCD MAP plans.