TB-affected communities and individuals offer valuable insight, experience and ideas that can significantly benefit the fight against TB, yet their people-centered initiatives often fall outside of the formal health sector and go largely unsupported. Community responses such as human rights and gender programs and community-led social accountability are vital in making sure that millions of people affected by TB can access quality TB services whoever they are and whatever their circumstances. Without reaching them, TB will never be eliminated.

The Stop TB Partnership’s Communities, Rights and Gender (CRG) Team prioritize the strengthening of community TB interventions that overcome barriers to accessing quality TB services, increase community and civil society engagement and improve the impact of national TB programs at all levels. People-centered community, human rights and gender TB responses are vital towards eliminating the disease by 2030 – a commitment made by world leaders in the Political Declaration at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis in 2018, and in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

TB CRG Assessment Country Reports

If we are to find the missing millions, we must understand and overcome the barriers that these missing people face when they endeavor to access TB services. Since 2017, Stop TB Partnership has been supporting countries to roll out assessment tools to identify TB key and vulnerable population data gaps, human rights and gender barriers to accessing TB services and subsequent solutions to address inequalities to accessing TB prevention, treatment, care and support services.

The CRG Assessment (including of assessments of legal environments, human rights, stigma, gender and key and vulnerable populations) is guided by four overarching objectives:

  1. Prioritize TB KVPs and improve the evidence base and national capacity to respond to the needs of TB KVPs;
  2. Meaningfully engage and strengthen capacity and build relationships among civil society and communities affected by TB to participate in national TB responses;
  3. Promote human rights-based, stigma-free legal and policy environments; and
  4. Foster gender-transformative TB programming.

The CRG Assessment is a multi-stakeholder participatory process comprising four primary stages: (1) inception, adaptation of the assessment protocol, and secondary data collection; (2) training and primary data collection; (3) data analysis and validation, and report writing; and (4) dissemination and costed action planning.

Country findings from these assessments are summarized in the following reports:


TB CRG & Stigma Assessment

TB CRG Action Plan


TB CRG Assessment Armenia_Final report [.pdf]



TB CRG Assessment Bangladesh [.pdf]




TB CRG Action Plan Benin FR


TB CRG Assessment Bolivia (.pdf)



TB Gender Assessment Cambodia [.pdf]

TB Key Population Assessment Cambodia [.pdf]



TB CRG Assessment Colombia (.pdf)


DR Congo

TB CRG Assessment DRC [.pdf]

TB CRG Action Plan DR Congo [.pdf]

Dominican Republic

TB CRG Assessment Dominican Republic (.pdf)


EECA Regional

TB CRG Assessment EECA Regional Report [.pdf]


El Salvador

TB CRG Assessment El Salvador (.pdf)




CRG Assessment Ethiopia  


TB CRG Assessment Report- Georgia [.pdf]



TB CRG Assessment Guatemala (.pdf)



TB CRG Assessment Haiti (.pdf)



TB CRG Assessment Honduras (.pdf)



TB Data Assessment India [.pdf]

TB Gender Assessment India [.pdf]

TB Legal Environment Assessment India [.pdf]

TB Legal Environment Assessment India_Executive Summary [.pdf]



TB CRG Assessment Indonesia [.pdf]



TB CRG Assessment Report - Kazakhstan - RU [.pdf]

TB CRG Assessment Report -Kazakhstan -Eng [.pdf]



TB Data Assesment Kenya [.pdf]

TB Gender Assessment Kenya [.pdf]

TB Legal Environment Assessment Kenya [.pdf]



TB Gender Assessment Kyrgyzstan _ ENG [.pdf]

TB Gender Assessment Kyrgyzstan _ RUS [.pdf]

TB Legal Environment Assessment Kyrgyzstan _ ENG [.pdf]

TB Legal Environment Assessment Kyrgyzstan_ RUS [.pdf]



TB CRG Assessment Mexico (.pdf)



TB CRG Assessment Mozambique DRAFT [.pdf]



TB CRG Assessment Nepal (.pdf)



TB Data Assessment Nigeria [.pdf]

TB Gender Assessment Nigeria [.pdf]

TB Legal Environment Assessment Nigeria [.pdf]

TB CRG Action Plan Nigeria [.pdf]


TB CRG Assessment Pakistan [.pdf]



TB CRG Assessment Paraguay (.pdf)



TB CRG Assessment Panama (.pdf)



TB CRG Assessment Peru (.pdf)



TB CRG Assessment Philippines [.pdf]


South Africa

TB CRG Assessment -South Africa [.pdf]



TB Data Assessment_Tanzania [.pdf]

TB Gender Assessment Tanzania [.pdf]

TB Legal Environment Assessment Tanzania [.pdf]

TB CRG Operational Plan Tanzania [.pdf]


TB CRG Assessment Ukraine [.pdf]

TB Legal Environment Assessment Ukraine [.pdf]

TB Legal Environment Assessment Ukraine_Executive Summary [.pdf]



Further TB CRG Assessments are underway.

  • Together with Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives an Assessment is being completed in Vietnam.
  • In Myanmar, STP is working together with Alliance Myanmar.
  • And, in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Cote d'Ivoire and Nepal STP is working to commence the TB CRG Assessment and Action Plan processes.

An Integrated TB CRG Assessment Tool

Evidence from country experience with the individual assessments demonstrate that in order to inform integrated actions there is a need to conduct an integrated assessment. As result of this evidence, Stop TB Partnership worked on integrating the various CRG tools, streamlining the implementation process and is currently developing an integrated CRG Tools Protocol. Based on accumulated global experience, the interim protocol will be further developed into a comprehensive TB CRG Toolkit in 2020.

If you would like more information on the integrated tool, please contact crg@stoptb.org


National TB CRG Costed Action Plan

The Global Plan to End TB 2023-2030 calls on countries to develop a national costed TB CRG Action Plan. Based on a TB CRG Assessment, the Costed TB CRG Action Plan develops a series of interventions, arranged around 7 pillars of TB CRG, and also includes guidance on budgeting, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. Once developed, a TB CRG Costed Action Plan should be validated by stakeholders, integrated into the TB National Strategic Plan and then be fully implemented. The Country Guidance below supports countries in this process.

TB CRG Costed Action Plan Development Guidance