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WHO Expert Reference Group on the Draft GPW 13 Impact Framework 2019-2023

The Director General has established an Expert Reference Group to advise the Director-General and provide scientific and strategic guidance for the review of the WHO Impact Framework.

Terms of reference

The Technical Expert Reference Group of the 13th GPW WHO Impact Framework will have the following objectives:

  • review and recommend a methodology for the “triple billion” targets in the draft GPW13;
  • review and assess if the targets are realistic;
  • examine the targets and indicators for each of the three strategic priorities and propose recommendations on enhancements;
  • help to identify priority targets from the WHO Impact Framework;
  • advise on ‘prototype’ reporting to monitor WHO’s expected contribution to achieving these goals within the given timeframe; and
  • propose options for regions and Member States reporting.

Meetings and documents

The Technical Expert Reference Group shall meet between December 2017 and February 2018. A publicly available final report of the Reference Group is aimed to be produced by February 2018.

Statement by Director General on the interim report of the WHO Expert Reference Group on the draft WHO Impact Framework

The Director-General welcomes the interim report of the WHO Expert Reference Group and the recommendations contained within it. The deliberations of the Group and its recommendations have been critical in developing the final draft of GPW 13 (document EB142/3). The Director-General recognizes the need to continue to develop the metrics and measurement system for the GPW and will continue to do so in collaboration with the Expert Reference Group. The Director-General will seek further recommendations from the Group in respect of research. The Director-General notes with appreciation that, in its report, the Expert Reference Group is "Overall at this early point in the group’s deliberations … supportive of the triple billion target as an aspirational goal for WHO Secretariat and Member States that is largely consistent with the SDG3 agenda for 2030."


The Reference Group consists of the following members (as of 18 December 2017), who serve in their personal capacity and will exercise their responsibilities with full regard for the paramount importance of independence.

Expert Reference Group Taskforce