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Regional: Evidence-Based Advocacy for Fighting HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific: Regional HIV/AIDS Data Hub

Sovereign (Public) Project | 43438-012 Status: Closed

ADB's Strategy 2020 recognizes control and prevention of communicable diseases, particularly HIV and AIDS, as a regional public good. Strategy 2020 also emphasizes the importance of partnership. The TA is part of ADB activities to fight the spread of HIV in the Region, in close partnership with UNAIDS and UNICEF.

Project Details

Project Officer
Moser, Patricia A. Regional and Sustainable Development Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Health
 
Project Name Evidence-Based Advocacy for Fighting HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific: Regional HIV/AIDS Data Hub
Project Number 43438-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7519-REG: Evidence-Based Advocacy for Fighting HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific: Regional HIV/AIDS Data Hub
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Health / Health system development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB's Strategy 2020 recognizes control and prevention of communicable diseases, particularly HIV and AIDS, as a regional public good. Strategy 2020 also emphasizes the importance of partnership. The TA is part of ADB activities to fight the spread of HIV in the Region, in close partnership with UNAIDS and UNICEF.

HIV epidemics vary considerably from country to country, depending on the social, cultural, and economic context, and continue to evolve. In Asia, the main drivers of the epidemic unprotected paid sex, sharing of contaminated needles and syringes, and unprotected sex between men put those involved in these risky behaviors, as well as their spouses and partners, at risk.6 Importantly, epidemiological models show that the characteristics of HIV epidemics and resources in Asia make it possible for Asia to achieve Millennium Development Goal 6, Target 7 by 2015: To have halted and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. But to achieve this, countries must allocate resources for the most cost-effective

interventions, targeting groups that are most at risk and, locally, are driving the epidemics.

Like other communicable diseases, HIV does not recognize borders. With improved connectivity and enhanced regional cooperation offering new job opportunities, new complex

patterns of internal and cross-border migration occur, creating new risks along transport corridors and in cross-border areas. Conducting joint cross-border monitoring, sharing

evidence-based good practices, and building cooperation among neighbors to respond to the threat and fight the spread of HIV and AIDS will benefit everyone: it is a regional public good.

Responding effectively and efficiently to local HIV epidemics requires up-to-date, accurate, and quality-assured information. The objective of the regional AIDS data hub is to

provide strategic information for national program improvement, taking into consideration the regional context and what is happening in neighboring countries. The data hub aims to

strengthen data collection and analyses on HIV epidemics in the region (national and regional analyses), and to facilitate comparison and exchange of information in the region. The data hub covers 26 countries of Asia and the Pacific and contains the latest HIV and AIDS statistics and internationally accepted standardized indicators for monitoring HIV interventions. The data hub helps countries keep track of their epidemics and risk profiles in the regional context. It helps them determine which interventions should be prioritized and how to strengthen partnerships with nongovernment and community organizations. With this online resource, countries are in a better situation to design and implement cost-effective interventions.

Impact Contribute to achieving Millenium Development Goal 6 by using strategic information to develop and monitor cost-effective national and regional responses to HIV epidemics
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

User-friendly regional data hub on HIV and AIDS supporting well-defined strategies for targeted and cost-effective regional and national interventions

Effective and sustainable funding mechanisms and strategies identified to ensure long-term sustainability of the data hub

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. High-quality data available and accessible to inform national and regional decision-making

2. Easy access to data to facilitate standard reporting and regional coordination

3. Strengthened capacity for national and regional data collection and analysis

4. Data hub widely recognized as a source of high-quality data helping improve quality of evidence-based

planning and monitoring (as a result of marketing and quality of data and analyses)

5. Identified alternatives to ensure long-term financing of the data hub

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting Services will be required in late 2010 or early 2011.
Responsible ADB Officer Moser, Patricia A.
Responsible ADB Department Regional and Sustainable Development Department
Responsible ADB Division Poverty Reduction, Social Development, & Governance Division, RSDD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Oct 2009
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2010 to 25 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval 14 Apr 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 06 Apr 2010

TA 7519-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Apr 2010 - 14 Apr 2010 30 Apr 2012 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 14 Apr 2010 377,485.59

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