Malaria Information Index Workbook

Malaria Information Index Workbook
Abstract: The Malaria Information Index (MII), created by the PMI MEASURE Malaria project, was created to measure the status and progress of a comprehensive set of malaria health information system(s) (HIS) components that can be used to inform collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) planning. MII uses may include:

1. Tracking of project indicators and documentation of associated results according to the project's monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plan
2. Identification of opportunities for project learning or internal collaboration
3. Identification of work-planning priorities

The MII measures the status of information systems that contain data relevant to malaria surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation (SME) across five stages. It provides a framework for understanding the progress toward strengthening malaria information processes, structures, and capacities in countries based on available information.

This workbook consists of a measurement scale and a data collection tool. The scale outlines 18 components related to malaria information within six domains and defines attributes of each component on a five-point scale. The scale also includes measures of data quality and data use, which map to outcome-level indicators for data quality and management.

The MII was designed for use as an internal project tool to measure status and progress in each individual country and context and to inform the project's CLA efforts. The index was not designed as a participatory assessment tool or to be used to compare scores across countries. However, results from the index assessments may be shared with country stakeholders such as the National Malaria Control Programs or the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) country teams for informational purposes.

Also available in French.

More MII Resources:

Malaria Information Index Overview and User Guide

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