Countdown to 2030, a continuation of the best practices of Countdown to 2015, was launched in 2016 to help monitor progress towards universal health coverage as described in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the targets listed in the Global Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. When then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, he called for an Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) to monitor progress toward meeting the Global Strategy’s targets. The IAP is hosted by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and they issued their first report in September 2016, Old Challenges, new Hopes — Accountability for The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, which cited Countdown research and analyses throughout.

As the accountability field for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health has grown and strengthened, CD2030 continues to contribute innovative measurement research and insightful analyses to provide an evidence base for smart policy making and financing by compiling, publishing, and reporting on critical data that indicate country progress — or lack of progress — in providing equitable coverage of effective health interventions for women, children and adolescents. CD2030 reports on information that is reliable, comparable across countries and time, nationally representative, clear and comprehensible by policy makers and program managers, and routinely available. Countdown’s list of priority countries has expanded to include 81 countries that account for 90% of all child deaths and 95% of all maternal deaths. CD2030 reports and country profiles are tools that can be used by all stakeholders — internationally and at the country level — to advocate for action  on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and to hold governments accountable for fulfilling their commitments.

CD2030 is a multi-institutional partnership and is pleased to work closely with leading women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health accountability initiatives, including: the Partnership for Every Woman and Every Child; the Independent Accountability Panel, the Health Data Collaborative; the Global Nutrition Report and the Global Financing Facility for RMNCAH.