Value for money
The Alliance is committed to the issue of ensuring value for money, firstly by defining its approach at an organisation wide level and secondly implementing robust value for money practices in its programming.
The 2010 evaluation of the Alliance's Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA) with the Department for International Development (DFID) included a section analysing the value for money of the Alliance’s work.
The evaluation recommended that ‘it would be helpful for the Alliance to produce a document analysing value for money issues related to its approach and programmes.’ As a result we produced a briefing paper in December 2010, Measuring and improving the value for money of HIV programming.
Case studies around HIV programming
The Alliance has produced two case studies demonstrating value for money. The first from our Orphans and Vulnerable Children programme in India (the CHAHA programme) and the second from our Stigma programme in Zambia (funded through the Africa Regional Programme).
Both studies highlight how successful value for money analysis can be done and critically how it can yield very informative results to help with programming. They also demonstrate how future value can be maximised from the available resources we have.
The Alliance co-hosted a two-day Value for Money Technical Workshop, along with the UK Consortium on AIDS and Development (and funded by the World Bank).
Held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in July 2011 the workshop aimed to reach common agreement on the technical and methodological understanding around the costing and measurement issues of value for money of community based HIV/AIDS interventions.
For more information on the outcomes of this seminar, contact the Alliance’s Planning, Analysis and Learning team.
Investment Framework for HIV
A new investment framework published in The Lancet just before the recent UN High Level Meeting on AIDS, argues that substantial changes are needed to achieve a more targeted and strategic approach to investment in the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Read the full article - Towards an improved investment approach for an effective response to HIV/AIDS.
The Alliance has also produced a discussion paper which provides a short introduction to the framework and asks: what does it mean for Alliance linking organisations, and other civil society organisations?
The Alliance is keen to talk to other like-minded individuals and organisations interested in the issues around value for money and strategic investment in HIV programming. Please get in touch if you would like to work with us on these issues.