Mid term Review Global Fund Round VI, South Africa

Health Partners Southern Africa is conducting a review of initiatives funded under Global Fund Round VI to assess their impact on the expansion of services and strengthening of systems for the implementation of the government’s plan for HIV & AIDS, particularly with respect to underserved rural communities and informal urban settlements.

The assessment includes a review of management and institutional arrangements for programme implementation and will identify lessons learnt to feed into the remainder of the programme. The multi-pronged, multi-level, assessment framework takes into account the political, cultural and socio-economic environment of South Africa and the multiple actors in health and HIV, as well as international best-practices in monitoring and evaluation (including use of the Theory of change and the Most Significant Change (MSC) model), especially for health system strengthening. Deliverables include a jointly agreed analytical framework and documented review of institutional and management arrangements employed by principal and sub recipient organisations, that will be consolidated into a comprehensive final report.