Jamra primary scholl for children affected by HIV/AIDS, drugs or poverty, Senegal (c) Nell Freeman/Alliance Participants in the Photovioce project, Ecuador © Marcela Nievas for the Alliance

Measuring our impact


A client of support services with her social worker, Ukraine © Natalia Kravchuk/Alliance

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is upholding its commitment to communities affected by HIV and expanding its programmes, according to a newly published Annual Review for 2009, Community Solutions.

In Community Solutions we report how by the end of 2009, nearly 3.2 million people benefited from Alliance services, nearly 40% more than a year earlier.  We also more than doubled the number of people reached through prevention programmes, from under 900,000 to more than 1.9 million.

These figures are drawn from the Alliance’s Monitoring and Reporting System (MRS) which uses a harmonised set of indicators drawn from those commonly used by USAID, the Global Fund, UNAIDS and others.

The MRS is used by Alliance linking organisations to manage projects and report to donors, policymakers and other stakeholders. Monitoring and reporting is conducted at every scale of programme implementation – from the community to the global level.

Data from all Alliance projects are collated quarterly by the International Secretariat to allow centralized reporting of the Alliance’s progress. This information is analysed and used in global and regional advocacy work and in the development of best practice guidance for the effective delivery of programmes.

“The Alliance is proud of its ability to report transparently on our impact.  We are really beginning to see the value in our investments in monitoring and evaluation,’ said Sam McPherson, Associate Director and Head of the Planning, Analysis and Learning Unit at the Alliance.

To access a summary of the 2009 data, download a copy of the 2009 Annual Results Report.

    3.2 million people benefited from Alliance services in 2009