The World Bank and the office of the UN System Influenza Coordinator (UNSIC) are working together to monitor and report on the response to avian influenza and progress with pandemic preparedness within individual countries worldwide.
The first progress report was published in July 2006. UNSIC and the World Bank anticipate reporting at six months intervals.
It is intended that each report will include an overview of the state of responses to avian and pandemic influenza threats, description of responses at country, regional and global levels and analyses of the progress in efforts to tackle avian influenza.
In addition, the reports will identify substantive gaps in response efforts and remedial actions to address them.