Investing for results. Results for people. A people-centred investment tool towards ending AIDS
Resource planning for AIDS is not a new concept. Several approaches have been tried with mixed success. Some approaches led to the development of an ideal and comprehensive response but could rarely be implemented. In many cases, the planning process was divorced from the investment decision process—and decisions were made without the involvement of key partners, especially communities1. As a result, most countries did not reach the national targets set for 2010. This cannot be allowed to happen with the 2015 global AIDS targets.
This tool aims to reignite the momentum to reach the 2015 global AIDS targets agreed on by United Nations Member States at the 2011 United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS and articulated in the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS. These targets are set within a results framework that is people-centred and outcome-oriented.
This tool poses key programmatic and investment questions that national AIDS responses should be able to answer before making decisions on how to allocate resources for AIDS.
It is a tool to help guide investment priorities that are cost-effective, efficient and produce maximum impact. This tool can help national decision-makers from government, civil society, communities and development partners to come together and plan investments that are coherent and harmonised.
The aim of this tool is:
- to fully fund the AIDS response through country ownership and shared responsibility;
- to put knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and innovation forward to make effective programme decisions; and
- to invest resources to obtain optimal results.
With full understanding of the response, critical life-saving choices can be made. No set formula can be applied to arrive at the final choice, nor are the questions presented exhaustive—they are starting-points for arriving at an outcome oriented investment decision. They help in ensuring the transparency of investment choices, directing partner investments, monitoring results and mobilizing resources.
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