Measurement and evidence
The MEKN led on the development of methodologies and tools for measuring the causes, pathways and health outcomes of policy interventions to tackle the social determinants of health and health inequities. There was also an emphasis on documenting processes of change and attributing improvements in health outcomes to social determinants programs and policies. Guidelines on designing evaluations include recommendations on appropriate quantitative and qualitative evidence, selection of indicators and variables, and development of measurement tools.
This knowledge also served as a resource for the work of the other knowledge networks in collecting evidence and for the evaluation of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health as a whole.