NTLD-P comprises of various sections; Monitoring Evaluation and Research (MER) is one section which is mandated to provide a robust and responsive M&E system that promotes evidence based decision making for quality TB, Leprosy and Lung disease programming. The section also coordinates impact assessments giving priority to research. The section ensures there is effective flow of strategic information on implementation, monitors performance of key strategic plan activities and indicators to inform service delivery, areas of improvement and necessary corrective action. This section deals with optimizing generation and use of TB, Leprosy and Lung Disease programme data while improving quality of data through conducting routine data quality assessments and sub-national quarterly and biannual performance review meetings ; preparing national and global level reporting requirements. The section also prepares quarterly surveillance reports and annual county profiles. The section ensures implementation of surveillance and surveys to achieve relevant outcomes and impact to improve TB, Leprosy and lung disease programming. These surveys include: Drug resistance survey, TB prevalence survey, TB mortality survey among other thematic impact assessments that are carried out. The section is guided by the M&E plan which is anchored on the strategic plan. The plan is a collection of all key indicators which help in monitoring of achievement of the strategic plan. The section also has a rigorous Technical Working Group (TWG) which is the policy body to the section. The TWG is mandated to discuss and provide policy direction in regards to MER activities and also documents that guide the processes in the section. This section is also mandated to provide leadership in development and revision of TB, Leprosy and Lung disease reporting tools to be in tandem with the current guidelines and evidence based strategies for TB, Leprosy and Lung Disease management and ensures that data is primarily reportable through TIBU and completely li to DHIS2 system. The section houses IT expert team which ensures that all matters related to information technology are responded to including development of systems for data collection during impact assessments, digitizing of data collection tools for routine activities such as RDQA and technical assistance maintenance and administration of the program LAN.