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The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on HIV and AIDS UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board Meeting 10 December 2009 Geneva The context At the 24th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board in June, the Board requested that UNAIDS:
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UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board Meeting
10 December 2009
At the 24th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board in June, the Board requested that UNAIDS:
“report at the 25th Programme Coordinating Board Meeting on the anticipated impact that the financial crisis will have on countries’ ability to meet their universal access targets and to include recommendations and mitigation strategies.”
1. UCCs survey
2. CSOs survey
3. Country Case studies
4. Cosponsor’s contributions
5. Donor’s interviews
Percentage of countries in each region where funding reduction is expected to affect prevention
Universal Access off-track (Coverage of ART for illustration)
19 on track
12 not available
Economic slowdown and external shocks
Flat international resources
Competing priorities for development assistance
Growing uncertainty at the country level
Strategic planning: 20 countries
Improved tracking, monitoring, evaluation 9 countries
Economic analysis: of impact of crisis 8 countries
Prioritization and efficiency: 8 countries
Resource mobilization strategy: 7 countries
Mitigation of the impact and Social protection package for poor AIDS affected households (1 country)
Capacity building and strengthening the institutional capacity of civil society
Interviews with major donors, plus the Global Fund and World Bank, suggest that:
What can be done to address the negative effects of the economic crisis on AIDS programs
Target better existing but constrained resources to protect priority services and populations including those delivered by CSOs.
Pursue greater efficiencies in existing programmes
Develop funding diversification strategies
Increase the stability and predictability of funding
Expand “safety net” services for poor and vulnerable populations
Each and every one of us has a responsibility to improve the picture of the response toHIV/AIDS!