Euro Health Group was contracted to carry out an evaluation of the UNFPA support to the HIV response 2016-2019.
The primary objectives of the evaluation were to:
1. Assess how the framework as set out in the UNFPA Strategic Plans (2014-17; 2018-21) and further specified in a number of thematic strategies (e.g., Adolescent and youth; family planning; UNFPA Supplies) has guided the programming and implementation of UNFPA interventions in relation to HIV
2. Facilitate learning and capture good practices from UNFPA experience across a range of key programmatic interventions in the three overlapping and mutually reinforcing thematic areas (the promotion of human rights and gender equality in the context of HIV and AIDS; the linking of HIV and SRHR; the prevention of the sexual transmission of HIV) during the period since 2016 to inform the implementation of both UNFPA current Strategic Plan, 2018-2021 and the ongoing strategies.
The evaluation was transparent, inclusive, and participatory, as well as gender and human rights responsive. The evaluation utilized mixed methods and drew on quantitative and qualitative data. A theory based approach was used, which means that the evaluation was based on careful analysis of the intended outcomes, outputs, activities, and the contextual factors (that may have had an effect on implementation of UNFPA interventions in the response to HIV and AIDS) and their potential to achieve the desired outcomes.
The evaluation included desk-based country case studies (Zambia and Turkey) and desk-based regional case studies (Eastern and Southern Africa and Eastern Europe and Central Asia) as well as in-country (field) case studies (Georgia, Namibia and Indonesia). The case studies contributed to the overall evaluation with in-depth data and information, opinions and analysis.