11. Will reporting on SDG health targets duplicate reporting on other health-related frameworks?
The commitment towards the 2030 Agenda increases the potential for reporting overburden. The 2030 Agenda recommends that follow-up and review of the implementation of the SDGs should build on existing reporting mechanisms. Fostering coordination at the domestic, regional and global level is therefore crucial.
In this context, WHO/Europe works to support its Member States in optimizing their reporting efforts through the development of a joint monitoring framework.
Countries in the European Region can build on already existing monitoring mechanisms, such as those established for Health 2020. In addition, a mapping exercise conducted by WHO/Europe shows that most of the Health 2020 indicators can also be used to measure progress towards the SDGs. This provides a starting point for the development of a joint monitoring framework for the European Region in consultation with Member States. Such framework could initially be based on a minimum core set of indicators across Health 2020, the Action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases and the 2030 Agenda.
The European Core Health Indicators 2016 focused on monitoring the SDGs in the Regional context in relation with existing monitoring frameworks and targets of particular relevance to the Region.