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Guide to the Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS programmes Resource Pack
Introduction and background
However, M&E of HIV and AIDS programmes and activities have tended to be characterised by certain limitations:
There are many efforts underway to improve the quality of M&E, including the World Bank GAMET (Global AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Team) and UNAIDS. These two agencies work together to standardise M&E processes and offer a variety of tools and frameworks.
In addition to this, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GF) in collaboration with mulit- and bi-lateral development partners, have developed some standard indicators and tools for use in developing, reporting and monitoring GF grants. Since the majority of countries in the developing world have access to GF grants, we felt it would be useful to build upon this experience in shaping and standardising M&E.
In terms of research, Family Health International (FHI), a US-based international NGO, has developed a wealth of information in M&E and behavioural study protocols. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization also jointly develops guides on research protocol development specific to HIV and AIDS.
Drawing heavily on UNAIDS, World Bank/GAMET, GF, FHI and other materials, TSF Southern Africa has put together this resource pack on M&E of HIV and AIDS programmes to orientate and assist consultants working in this area.
TSF resource pack
TSF Southern Africa is committed to developing the capacity of regional and national consultants. We have identified two areas where greater capacity is required to service regional needs, namely:
The resource pack is part of the TSF Southern Africa professional development programme for consultants. It contains essential background documentation and useful tools for consultants contracted to work on national strategies in the Southern Africa region.
Using the resource pack
TSF consultants working on national strategies are expected to be familiar with the contents of this resource pack—the materials provide useful background information, examples, tools, and ideas that can be applied or adapted to meet the specific needs and circumstances of the assignment.
Guide to the resource pack
This guide is written to provide consultants with an overview of the materials in the resource pack. The pack is organised into two folders:
Although many of the resources listed here are geared towards national M&E systems, the concepts and tools can be applied in the development of M&E systems at individual programme level or within specific sectors.
The tables provide a description of the individual resources to be found in each folder.
TSF Southern Africa would like to acknowledge the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, the World Bank, Family Health International, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria and HDA for use of its resources.