LTG conducted an evaluation of the Collaborative Fund’s Preparing for Treatment Programme for the World Health Organization’s, Department of HIV/AIDS. The Programme’s objective was to support and expand national and, where appropriate, sub-national community-driven HIV/AIDS treatment preparedness efforts to support the scale-up of national ART Programmes and the achievement of the “3 by 5” target (3 million treated world-wide by the end of 2005). Under contract to the Department of HIV at the World Health Organization, LTG developed the evaluation questions and designed and implemented an evaluation of an AIDS Treatment Preparedness initiative involving a global infrastructure and nearly 200 grantees worldwide. LTG designed and developed: the evaluation framework, data collection instruments, including qualitative and quantitative date collection, and data management methods. LTG also identified or developed process and outcome indicators for each area of program funding: Advocacy, Community Mobilization, Reduction of Stigma & Discrimination, Treatment Literacy, and Direct Services. Indicators were distributed to all governing bodies and grantees. LTG designed and implemented evaluation training and capacity building support; the project website that LTG designed was fielded in five languages. Key successes of the project included the following:
- Facilitation of the development of core indicators for summarizing the progress and achievements of highly diverse grantee activities.
- Developing and implementing means of capturing the socially and culturally distinctive achievements of diverse grantees.
- Developing and operating a web-based electronic communication system to link grantees with each other and with the evaluator.
The final report was directed to a variety of audiences, including policymakers, international donors, NGOs, and the organizational grantees. In addition to the report, a PowerPoint presentation was developed. The presentation was first used in a WHO organization-wide briefing, then at the International AIDS Conference, and subsequently by the WHO and the Collaborative Fund.
- World Health Organization
- Department of HIV/AIDS