COUNTDOWN’s work is guided by a Theory of Change model showing how project activities combine to achieve the ultimate desired impact: reductions in NTD-related morbidity, morality, and poverty. That impact will be achieved through more effective evidence informed NTD programming.
COUNTDOWN’s detailed Theory of Change model.
The figure below illustrates the conditions that must be in place for implementation research results to positively impact NTD programming. Most notably, there must be opportunities for a diverse range of country-level partners to participate in the production, interpretation, and use of evidence. COUNTDOWN’s focus on engaging diverse stakeholders, especially those representing traditionally vulnerable and under-served communities, is a central theme guiding the Consortium’s diverse portfolio of activities.