Practice Guidelines for Harmonizing HIV Prevention Initiatives in the Infrastructure Sector: Greater Mekong Subregion

Publication | October 2010

Development partners have recognized the obligation to mitigate HIV risks associated with infrastructure development as an opportunity to contribute to the fight against HIV/AIDS and poverty in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Development partners agreed to strengthen inter-agency cooperation and harmonization in order to scaleup and enhance the effectiveness of HIV and AIDS prevention in future infrastructure interventions. To achieve this, development partners jointly developed a set of practice guidelines that can provide some standardization of effective program elements, focusing on three different but interacting populations, namely: (i) sex and entertainment workers, (ii) local communities impacted by infrastructure development, and (iii) migrant workers.


  • Executive Summary
  • Part I: Context for Harmonizing Approaches
    • HIV, Mobility, and the Infrastructure Sector
    • GMS: National and Regional Strategies
    • Development Partners: Support, Experience, and Lessons Learned
  • Part II: Practice Guidelines
    • Process and Methodology
    • Section A: Core Principles
    • Section B: Basic Elements of an HIV Prevention Package
    • Section C: Core Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
    • Section D: Implementation and Funding Arrangements
  • Key Reference List
  • Appendix 1: HIV/AIDS Situation in the Greater Mekong Subregion
  • Appendix 2: Sample HIV and Infrastructure Initiatives in the Greater Mekong Subregion
  • Appendix 3: Joint Initiative by Development Agencies for the Infrastructure Sectors to Mitigate the Spread of HIV/AIDS
  • Appendix 4: ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work