Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Details for Mechanism ID: 7575
Country/Region: Dominican Republic
Year: 2013
Main Partner: University of North Carolina
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $215,000

In support of Goal Area 1, Public Policies for a Sustainable National Response, of the Dominican Republic Partnership Framework, MEASURE Evaluation will support the government to implement the Single Unified Monitoring and Evaluation System (SUME) and strengthen the Monitoring and Evaluation capacity of local partners. The SUME system is mandated by the HIV/AIDS law and was developed in collaboration with the National Council on HIV/AIDS (CONAVIHSIDA). The system collects monitoring and evaluation information from the public, private and non-profit sectors. MEASURE will continue to participate in the national HIV Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Technical Working Group (TWG) to provide technical assistance to the government and local partners. In order to become more cost efficient, MEASURE will shift from the intensive launch of the SUME system to focus on specific issues related to implementing the system. Over time, CONAVIHSIDA will build the capacity to take on more of these technical assistance responsibilities in order to make the impact more sustainable. Furthermore, MEASURE will continue to actively build the management and technical capacity of the Center of Demographic Studies (CESDEM) to conduct Data Quality Audits (DQAs) in order to transition support directly to CESDEM.

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $215,000

The overall goal of MEASURE Evaluations support is to improve the monitoring and evaluation capacity of the government and local partners. It will do so by supporting CONAVIHSIDA to implement the SUME system, participating in the national HIV M&E TWG, training local partners in M&E, and supporting DQAs. The SUME system will facilitate the collection, management, analysis, and use of monitoring and evaluation data by the GODR so it can properly exercise its role as steward of the health system. Furthermore, MEASUREs training of local partners will build their capacity to collect, analyze and use monitoring and evaluation data. And lastly, support to CESDEM on technical and management issues will ensure the existence of an independent entity providing high-quality data. In addition to MEASUREs support, both the Technical Assistance mechanism and the Umbrella mechanism are expected to build the capacity of local organizations to use the SUME system.

Subpartners Total: $0
John Snow, Inc: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $150,000
Key Populations: Sex Workers $75,000
Key Populations: MSM and TG $75,000