The Performance-based Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
The PBMEF is a tool developed by TB DIAH to help USAID/Washington staff, Mission health officers who work on tuberculosis (TB), and TB advisors track progress against TB in a country and manage USAID’s TB investments in one place. It is a standardized monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework with 10 high level core indicators to demonstrate program effectiveness and desirable outcomes in USAID’s 23 TB-priority countries under the TB Accelerator.
The framework includes 14 corresponding groups of extended indicators allowing TB stakeholders to analyze the data and dig deeper to probe the reasons for program gaps. These standardized, high-quality indicators can serve as a key resource for implementing partners when developing their M&E plans, and later when analyzing the data to inform USAID’s global programming and identify gaps for improvement.
The framework is informed by existing TB strategies: the Global Plan to Stop TB, the United Nations High-Level Meeting political declaration, the U.S. Government Global TB Strategy, and so forth. The PBMEF is a living document to be updated, harmonized, and adaptable to individual country contexts.