Methodological Note

The methodological note documents the development of the Global Commitments Monitoring Framework, designed to monitor and report on the 12 overarching global commitments outlined in the Nairobi Statement and reflects on the criteria for the selection of the country profiles.

The Global Commitments Monitoring Framework was developed at the request of and fully endorsed by the High-Level Commission on the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 Follow-up. Avenir Health led the process in collaboration with the ICPD25 Follow-up Secretariat, the Commission and technical experts at UNFPA and its partners.

The methodological note presents information on indicator selection, indicators scales, traffic light cut-off thresholds, indicator weights, regional classification and missing data handling.It presents a comprehensive examination of each commitment, including indicators selected to measure the commitment, data sources, relative weights of each indicator and threshold cut-offs. The results are tabulated commitment-wise, with each table providing, for each indicator, the index values, traffic light colours, the number of countries and percentage of the population represented by available data. The methodological note encompasses the methods used to create the country profiles.

The Global Commitments Monitoring Framework debuted in 2021 and became an integral part of Commission’s reports. It has since been updated in 2022 and 2023. The Commission on concluding its term highly recommends that their legacy of this comprehensive, yet user-friendly monitoring framework be considered for continued use for the future by key stakeholders as it offers a in depth strategic guidance on assessing the status of progress in advancing the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action and global Nairobi Summit commitments.

In the Country Profiles, countries were selected based on the level at which each indicator included in the Global Commitments Monitoring Framework could be disaggregated. Additional criteria considered include the availability of a recent Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) or Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), including those countries where new survey rounds are being conducted in 2022; and commitments made by the country to meet the Nairobi Commitments. Furthermore, the presence of various reports and results from accountability mechanisms was assessed through an internal analysis conducted by the ICPD25 Follow-up Secretariat. For more details, please refer to the methodological note.