Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2016

Details for Mechanism ID: 10695
Country/Region: eSwatini
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Columbia University
Main Partner Program: International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $250,000

The ICAP/UTAP implementing mechanism focuses on evaluative activities and documentation of keyprogrammatic areas for all ICAP and MOH supported work.ICAP/UTAP supports the strategic information component of the Human and Institutional CapacityDevelopment pillar the PFIP. Specifically, this activity contributes to strengthened systems for strategicinformation and data for decision making. Better use of data for decision making in turn contributes to

program improvement under the care and treatment pillar of the PFIP.The target population for ICAP/UTAP is the MOH Strategic Information Department (SID) at the nationaland regional levels, facility staff and community-based sub-grantees.ICAP/UTAP is contributing to efforts to improve the cost efficiency of M&E support activities in Swazilandby working within one national M&E system and by participating in forums to reduce duplication andoverlap for improved coordination and impact of M&E support.ICAP/UTAP is building the capacity of the National ART program to undertake routine data qualityassessment and utilize routinely collected data for decision making. ICAP/UTAP is also strengthening thecapacity of SID to conduct a range of M&E activities that can better document program implementationand inform program planners.The ICAP/UTAP effort will be assessed on its adherence to planned activities and achievement of settargets, including strengthened local M&E capacity.

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $250,000

During COP 2012/13, ICAP/UTAP will continue to build the capacity of the Swaziland National ARTProgram (SNAP) in data analysis and utilization. ICAP/UTAP will also undertake the following threespecial evaluative activities.

1. Based on the findings of the FY2011 feasibility study, ICAP/UTAP will undertake a nationwidecomparative study to establish the effect of expert client support on long term clinical outcomes. This willbe an important study to determine the value of sustaining the expert client program for the MOH.2. ART initiation and services have been rapidly decentralized throughout the country with ICAP'ssupport. During this funding period, ICAP/UTAP will support an evaluation of service quality within thisdecentralized public sector system. The findings of this evaluation will contribute to planning for thesustainability of decentralized ART services.3. ICAP/UTAP will support an evaluation of the effectiveness of community and health facility efforts toretain clients in pre-ART. The findings of this review will help to guide future resource investments.

Subpartners Total: $0
Johns Hopkins University: NA
Eastern And Southern Management Institute: NA