Partnering the World Bank on the Evaluation of the Community Response to HIV and AIDS (2009 – 2013)

These pages contain information about the three-year evaluation undertaken by the World Bank in partnership with DFID and STOPAIDS (formerly the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development), which looked at the contribution communities are making in the response to HIV and AIDS.

STOPAIDS was an essential partner to the evaluation leaders in harnessing the contribution and expertise of civil society. Read the article in AIDS Care  by STOPAIDS Director Ben Simms, describing the partnership, the additional value it brought and how civil society might use the evaluation findings both as a tool for advocacy and a means for improving its own work.

Latest news

AIDS Care has published a special supplement (June 2013). This publication highlights the main approach and results of this multi-study evaluation conducted by the World Bank with DFID and the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development can be accessed here.

This AIDS Care journal issue includes the selected peer-reviewed articles from this Evaluation portfolio. The publication demonstrates that it is possible to provide robust evidence on local level results. All together they represent a solid contribution to the knowledge base on HIV and AIDS, on communities’ achievements, and on evaluation methodologies.

Funding Mechanism February 2013-2 publication now available to download. This paper looks at how resources are being used to fund the community response to HIV and AIDS and is of considerable interest to the donor community and governments.

Interview with Rosalia Rodriquez-Garcia 

Rosalia Rodriguez-Garcia, who led the evaluation team, presented the findings at the 2012 International AIDS Conference in  Washington DC. Watch this interview with Rosalia, conducted on World AIDS Day, 1st December 2012:

Detailed evaluation findings (2012)


World Bank Publication (World AIDS Day, 1st December 2012)

Investing in Communities Achieves Results December 2012

Before the scale-up of the international response to the AIDS pandemic, community responses in developing countries played a crucial role in providing services and care for those affected. This study is the first comprehensive, mixed-method evaluation of the impact of that response. The evaluation finds that community response can be effective at increasing knowledge of HIV, promoting social empowerment, increasing access to and use of HIV services, and even decreasing HIV incidence, all through the effective mobilization of limited resources.

For video interviews with participants, please click here

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