TDR performance

Measuring not only what we do but how we do it

TDR performance measurement is guided by the TDR performance assessment framework. The framework has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders to help guide implementation of TDR’s strategy. It has the following objectives:

  • Promote continuous performance improvement through organizational review, learning and informed decision-making.
  • Enhance accountability to stakeholders, including beneficiaries, partners and resource contributors.

Key documents

2013 Reports


Past reports

News from TDR Director, John Reeder

The Zika and Ebola outbreaks have highlighted how critical a fully coordinated approach, from basic science to community research, is to manage these global threats. This month we have a number of examples of how TDR is supporting this approach. We’re also providing an update on the expansion of our health and environment research, and noting some upcoming meetings to discuss TDR’s report to the World Health Assembly on how a research and development fund could be set up for diseases of poverty.

A proposed plan for health R&D fund now available

Health Product Research & Development Fund: A proposal for financing and operation provides analysis on how to create a new, fairer system that de-links the cost of these products to their research and development (R&D).

About TDR: making a difference

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. TDR is hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO), and is sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and WHO.