Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Details for Mechanism ID: 11967
Country/Region: Dominican Republic
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Population Services International
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $1,000,000

In the context of the Dominican Republic Partnership Framework, USAIDs support to PSI will contribute to achieving Goal Area 1, Public Policies, and Goal Area 3, Promotion and Prevention. Through the life of the Condom Social Marketing Project 2011-2014, PSI will distribute 15 million condoms per year through its total market approach. In addition to expanding access to condoms, PSI will also create condom demand by implementing behavior change interventions targeting MSM, Sex Workers, Clients of Sex Workers, youth, and residents of bateyes (sugar cane plantations). PSI will continue to work with GODRs Contraceptive Security Committee to develop and implement a national condom policy stipulating responsibilities of the GODR and the commercial sector to comply with national AIDS legislation (e.g., no import duties on condoms). Policy development will also include helping the GODR to develop the skills to be able to forecast the quantity of condoms required by each target population and establishing responsibilities for financing, procuring and distributing condoms within the public sector. By taking a total market approach, PSI will look to transition persons from free to subsidized to full-priced condoms. Furthermore, by coordinating with Haiti, it will also mitigate the risk of condom leakage across the border. Through the life of the project, PSI will train local organizations to create sustainability in their condom social marketing strategies. In order to monitor and evaluate performance, the project will use surveys, sales reports and reports measuring both outputs and outcomes.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $1,000,000

PSI will target specific vulnerable populations including MSM, Sex Workers, Youth and Residents of Bateyes with condom promotion and distribution activities. Condom use remains quite low in these populations, so emphasis will be placed not only on access to condoms, but also on creating demand within these vulnerable groups. PSI will leverage Peace Corps Volunteers and other implementing partners, including local organizations supported by USG, to expand the reach of its program.

Subpartners Total: $0
Centro de Orientacion e Investigacion Integral: NA
Centro de Promocion y Solidaridad Humana: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $755,000
Gender: Gender Equality $5,000
Key Populations: Sex Workers $750,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Implement activities to change harmful gender norms & promote positive gender norms
Increase gender equity in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support
Family Planning