What Is the JEE?

The Joint External Evaluation (JEE) is a transparent, external evaluation of a country’s ability to find, stop and prevent disease threats. Similar to a report card, there are 19 areas of epidemic preparedness and response capacity that are scored, first by a group of domestic experts and then by an external group of international experts. The assessment is voluntary, conducted every five years, and the results are reported by the World Health Organization. See the tool

What does the JEE Assess?

The 19 preparedness areas assessed by the JEE are arranged under the following categories:

  • Find
    How prepared is a country to find an outbreak?
  • Stop
    How prepared is a country to stop an outbreak?
  • Prevent
    How prepared is a country to prevent an outbreak?
  • Protect
    Is a country able to protect people from other public health threats?

Learn more about the 19 preparedness areas on the ReadyScore Factors page.