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New HIV Monitoring, Evaluation and Strategic Information Curriculum launched


Aids Alliance

In cooperation with various organisations the Alliance has launched a new training curriculum for Monitoring and Evaluation.

The HIV Monitoring, Evaluation and Strategic Information Curriculum for Countries with Generalized and Hyper-Endemic HIV Epidemics was produced by the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA MEWG) and is comprised of 16 educational modules on various key topics linked to M&E. All of the modules are available to download from our publications directory, and are listed below.

Each module consists of a Facilitator’s Guide and related materials (e.g. handouts for session participants and a power point presentation), and a Learner’s Guide (written for session participants).

Who is it for?

This curriculum was designed for three potential audiences:

  • M&E implementers - persons at service delivery or service provider level who are involved in sourcing data.
  • M&E coordinators/officers responsible for coordinating M&E - persons at national and sub national levels involved in overseeing M&E implementers, and with responsibilities for M&E systems building
  • HIV programme managers at the different levels: these persons are not directly involved in M&E technical matters, but they receive reports from the M&E unit and have to make decisions about HIV programmes; (these may include Director of M&E or Programmes; or same level managers in the organisation)

How was the Alliance Involved?

The curriculum development process was overseen by M&E experts from various organisations, called the ‘Core Group’ and coordinated by Alliance representative:

Michiko Tajima (Chair, JICA), Win Brown (USAID), Claude Cheta (Project Coordinator, International HIV/AIDs Alliance), Wayne Gill (UNAIDS), Marelize Görgens (Secretariat, WB), James Guwani (UNAIDS), Hitesh Huckchand (ESI/JSI), Ityai Muvandi (SADC), Perry Mwangala (GF), Masauso Nzima (UNAIDS), and Christa Van Den Bergh (ESI/JSI).

How to use the curriculum

The curriculum is designed in a modular format. As such, training and other educational sessions using this curriculum should be developed by identifying the knowledge-skills-capacities needed through a capacity development needs assessment and then selecting the appropriate module. The recommended capacity needs assessment tool is the ‘12 Component M&E System Strengthening Tool’, developed by UNAIDS MERG. This tool is designed for M&E staff to identify areas of professional development and to develop capacity development plans for M&E staff. Once the capacity development plan has been finalised, the appropriate modules can be selected and facilitators trained in preparation for the session.

Content of the curriculum

  • Introductory Module:  Overview of the Curriculum and Knowledge, Skill, Competencies, and Learning
  • Module 1: Organisational Structures Responsible for M&E
  • Module 2: Human Capacity for HIV M&E Systems

Click here to download introduction and modules 1-2

  • Module 3: HIV M&E Partnerships
  • Module 4: HIV M&E Plan
  • Module 5: Costed HIV M&E Work Plan

Click here to download modules 3-5

  • Module 6: Advocacy, Communication, and Culture for HIV M&E Systems
  • Module 7: Routine HIV Monitoring
  • Module 8: HIV-related Surveys and Surveillance

Click here to download modules 6-8

  • Module 9: National and Sub-national Databases and Information Systems
  • Module 10: Supportive Supervision and Data Auditing for HIV M&E Systems
  • Module 11: Evaluation and Research for HIV Responses

Click here to download modules 9-11

  • Module 12: Using Data to Inform HIV Policies, Advocacy, Programmes, and Services
  • Module 13: Basic Concepts in HIV Epidemiology
  • Module 14: Overview of HIV Epidemics and Responses in the Country and at Regional Level

Click here to download modules 12-14

  • Module 15: Results-based Management: A Quick Overview and Application to National HIV Strategic Planning Processes and Results Frameworks
  • Module 16: Basic M&E Concepts

Click here to download modules 15-16