NCD Global Scorecard

Can we measure the global response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs)?

The answer is yes – using our NCD Global Scorecard to measure countries’ responses to the global non-communicable disease epidemic.


NCD Global Scorecard overview

            Launched: September 2015

            Partners: C3, INCAP and GRAND South

            # representatives interviewed: 429

            # countries measured: 23

            # indicators used: 51

            Types of indicators: governance, risk-factor control, research & surveillance, health-systems readiness


A method for civil society to track NCD progress

Scorecard asked 429 representatives of government, academia, NGOs, and the private sector how their 23 countries are addressing NCDs in practice. 51 indicators were used, covering governance, risk-factor control, research and surveillance, and health-systems readiness (visit the Scorecard website to see how the 23 countries rate on NCD response).

Our work on Scorecard began in 2013 in partnership with the Instituto de Nutrición de Centroamérica y Panamá (INCAP) and GRAND (Global Research Against NCD) South. Scorecard successfully launched in September 2015.

The launch included a letter in The Lancet and dissemination of a one-page and longer country reports on the Scorecard website. The Scorecard results were also presented to Central American health ministers – who found it useful, and would like the Scorecard repeated.

The NCD Alliance invited C3 to share the Scorecard at a WHO Stakeholder Forum in 2016, organised during the First Global Meeting of National NCD Programme Managers and Directors. 

We are currently in the process of evaluating the project and exploring funding opportunities for a second round.


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Interested in funding the next round of Scorecard? Contact us to learn more about our future Scorecard plans.