Malaria Information Index Overview and User Guide

Malaria Information Index Overview and User Guide
Abstract: The Malaria Information Index (MII) is a framework for measuring the status of components of surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation (SME). The MII was created to provide internal metrics to help PMI Measure Malaria (PMM) collaborate, learn, and adapt as an organization throughout the project life cycle. Some of the ways PMM has used data from the MII include:

• To track project indicators and document achieved results in countries according to the project’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plan

• To identify opportunities for project learning or internal collaboration

• To identify work-planning priorities

Rooted in the same logic as MEASURE Evaluation’s health information systems (HIS) Stages of Continuous Improvement and HIS Interoperability Maturity models, the MII applies a scale that spans from 3 to 5 points to 18 components organized into 6 domains. These components provide a holistic picture of malaria HIS and SME system status at the national level in project countries. The scale also includes measures of data quality and data use elements to measure changes in the performance of malaria HIS and SME systems.

Annual applications of the MII provide an opportunity to understand the incremental changes in malaria SME system status and may be used over the life of a project to understand its potential contributions to strengthening the performance of those systems.

Also available in French.

More MII Resources:

Malaria Information Index Workbook

Malaria Information Index: Measurement Scale Definitions
Shortname: MS-23-220a
Author(s): PMI Measure Malaria
Year: 2023
Language: English