Project: UNAIDS Costings Study (November 2011 – March 2012)
Activities: Acting as lead consultant I worked with the policy and learning team at the Alliance to deliver a three-country study that considered the cost to the community of participating in community mobilisation activities as envisaged in the UNAIDS investment framework. This study involved adapting the UNAIDS costing methodology to apply to non-facility based, non-clinical interventions and activities such as social support that take place in an informal setting. This adapted methodology was tested in three countries. As well as overseeing the studies in Zambia and Kenya, I delivered the country study for the Cambodia component and drafted the covering overview report. This study was presented as a poster presentation at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington DC.
Project: Evaluation of the Africa Regional Programme 2 (2008 – 2010) (August 2010 – January 2011)
Activities: I was contracted to work alongside another consultant, Mimi Khan, to evaluate one of the Alliance’s key programmes. Specifically I undertook a social return on investment (SROI) evaluation of the programme’s stigma and discrimination objective, looking at the impact that had been achieved in two locations in Zambia. This SROI evaluation was a pilot to see whether the methodology could be applied to this kind of programme and whether an SROI evaluation could be applied within a shorter timeframe than is usually the case. Initial attempts to ascertain whether an SROI evaluation had ever been undertaken on stigma and discrimination programming before suggests that this is the first value for money evaluation on this kind of activity.
Alongside the SROI evaluation we also used community endline surveys, trainer endline surveys, key interviews, focus groups and case studies to evaluate the programme against its objectives and indicators.
The published reports can be downloaded below: