World Health Organization (WHO) Transformation

February 13, 2021

In 2017, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the newly-elected Director General launched a massive undertaking to transforming WHO for impacts. The initiative was hailed revolutionary with one health diplomat Ambassador John Lange stating that "There is a palpable sense of energy and excitement at the World Health Organization (WHO) these days, as witnessed during last week’s Executive Board meeting. The new Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has embarked on what has the potential to be a breathtaking transformation of the United Nations specialized agency."

DeftEdge was recently asked to evaluate the extent to which WHO had succeeded in this ambitious effort. Please use the links below to access the complete report, annexes and summary report directly from The WHO website:

(1) Evaluation report

(2) Annexes

(3) Abridged summary

(4) Management response

The progress in implementation can be best visualized in the Theory of Change diagram below.

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