This module is part of the WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package, which provides practical information to assisting countries to improve the mental health of their populations. This module examines what comprises monitoring and evaluation. It explains the monitoring of a plan and the different ways of evaluating both a policy and plan. It describes a five-step process for conducting evaluations and examines how results of an evaluation can be utilized to improve policies and plans. The module then provides a detailed example of a policy and plan using a case study of a hypothetical country, and examines various ways that evaluation can be used over a period of time to assess and influence policy and the plan stemming from it.
World Health Organisation. Monitoring and evaluation of mental health policies and plans. (2007) 168 pp. ISBN 978 92 4 154715 4