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2014.01 Joint Evaluation of Support to the National Response to HIV/AIDS in Uganda 2007-2012

The evaluation assesses the support from Irish Aid, USAID and Danida to the response to HIV/AIDS during the period 2007–2012 against the background of the general progress in Uganda’s response to the epidemic and presents data on results. The evaluation analyses recent practices of government, donors and civil society with a view to determining what has been successful and what has not – and why - so that future interventions can become more effective.

For a number of years, especially in the early phases of the epidemic, Uganda attracted attention from the rest of the world because of its success in reducing HIV/AIDS prevalence. Since 2006, however, prevalence and incidence have stopped declining despite increased funding. Ultimately, as stated by Uganda AIDS Commission, the aim of the AIDS response is to rid Uganda of the disease.

Ireland, USA and Denmark, as well as a number of other donors have for years been prominent members of the Uganda AIDS Partnership and supported government as well as civil society efforts to curb the epidemic. Given the importance of donor support to Uganda in this field and the history of the epidemic, including the initial success and the setback of later years, the evaluation has analysed the possible reasons for the positive and negative trends in the development of the disease control efforts. The evaluation is a learning evaluation and can contribute to future learning within the sector.

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Evaluation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida, Denmark