In response to the 1997 meeting of the UNAIDS Coordinating Board, a study of the funding of the response to HIV/AIDS in developing countries and countries in transition was undertaken. As a result of that study a booklet identifying trends in funding and spending in relationship to HIV/AIDS programmmes throughout the world was published. This monitoring is seen as important because it provides information on overall funding trends and prevention cares and needs.
Communication Strategies: 

A report was published making recommendations for the development of a system to monitor funding information. The topics it covers include official development assistance, United Nations financing and country-reported financing.

Development Issues: 

HIV/AIDS, international, national and United Nations Funding

Key Points: 

The knowledge summarised in this book is of importance in the implementation and monitoring of the global response to HIV/AIDS. The estimating of the amount of national and international resources made available and obligated in response to HIV/AIDS in 1996 and 1997 was accomplished using three sources of information. These included reports submitted by 19 ODA agencies and the European Commission, the UNAIDS Secretariat and Cosponsoring organizations, and country reports from 72 countries' UNAIDS secretariat or cosponsor staff.

Partner Text: 

United Nations Programme on HIV AIDS (UNAIDS), François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights of the Harvard School of Public Health, European Union, WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNDCP, UNESCO, World Bank


Ernberg, M. Opuni, et al. Level and Flow of National and International Resources for the Response to HIV/AIDS, 1996-1997 Geneva: UNAIDS Information Centre, 1999.