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Data Quality Assessment (DQA) for NTDs

Publication Date: 
January 2016
Type of Resource: 
Data Management and M&E

In 2003, a Data Quality Audit tool was developed for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) to verify reported immunization coverage data and to build capacity to improve monitoring and reporting activities.  In addition, a Data Quality Assessment (DQA) tool was developed as a standard method to verify reported data and assess data management and reporting systems for tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS programs. 

Working with the World Health Organization, RTI adapted these existing methodologies to develop a tool for assessing the quality of data for NTDs which focuses exclusively on (1) verifying the quality of reported data, and (2) assessing the underlying data management and reporting systems for standard program-level output indicators to validate the reported achievements within the health information monitoring and reporting system, as well as identify areas that need strengthening.