National health policies, strategies, and plans

National health planning toolkit

systems tools

This online resource centre provides access to WHO tools that are designed to support health authorities, at both national and sub-national level, in elaborating health policies, strategies and plans. It includes diagnostic tools for assessment, monitoring and evaluation, as well as tools to support priority setting, identifying effective strategies, costing scenarios, resource planning and budgeting, and programming and implementation.

Each tool is categorized according to four perspectives:

  • the health system building blocks it addresses
  • the national planning stage it can support
  • the attributes of the Joint Assessment of National Strategies (JANS) it relates to; and the level of the health system that the tool targets.

Users can search the tools repository by filtering their search according to their needs. Information is provided for each tool, including its purpose, how it is used and whom to contact for further information.