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Type Journal Article - Global Health Action
Title Production and use of estimates for monitoring progress in the health sector: the case of Bangladesh
Volume 10
Issue sup1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16549716.2017.1298890
Background: In order to support the progress towards the post-2015 development agenda for the health sector, the importance of high-quality and timely estimates has become evident both globally and at the country level.

Objective and Methods: Based on desk review, key informant interviews and expert panel discussions, the paper critically reviews health estimates from both the local (i.e. nationally generated information by the government and other agencies) and the global sources (which are mostly modeled or interpolated estimates developed by international organizations based on different sources of information), and assesses the country capacity and monitoring strategies to meet the increasing data demand in the coming years. Primarily, this paper provides a situation analysis of Bangladesh in terms of production and use of health estimates for monitoring progress towards the post-2015 development goals for the health sector.

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