The evaluation covers the period 2018–2022 and will be based on a document review, key informant interviews and a survey at the country, regional and global levels and six in-depth country case studies to be completed during April-October 2022.
The country envelopes were introduced in 2017 as part are fined operating model and an integrated approach that included country capacity assessments and standardized joint plans on AIDS in addition to funding provided through country envelopes. The country envelopes were established to provide a mechanism to allocate and disburse funding that UNAIDS Secretariat mobilizes to incentivize joint planning and action at country level as part of joint plans on HIV and UNDAFs.
The country envelopes were assessed in 2018 through six country case studies as part of a review of the implementation of the Joint Programme action plan and revised operating model. Since then, there has, however, not been a systematic assessment of a) the country envelopes as are source allocation mechanism, or b) of the utilization of the funds and results achieved.
The evaluation is conceived for accountability as well as organizational learning purposes and is expected to assess past programmes and activities with a view to inform the implementation of ongoing activities and the design of future activities under UNAIDS 2022-2026 Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF). The evaluations is designed as areal-time and forward-looking exercise to help the Joint Programme sharpen its role in supporting evidence-based actions under UNAIDS Global AIDS Strategy2021-2026 to reduce the inequalities that are preventing progress toward sending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the country envelopes as a mechanism to allocate and disburse funding that UNAIDS Secretariat mobilizes for Cosponsors to incentivize joint planning and action at country level.