What We Do
Using HP+’s participatory HIV policy scan and action planning approach, we provide PEPFAR country teams with an analysis of the current policy environment, how various policies are being implemented, and existing HIV service gaps. The process includes a review of legislation, government strategies, national policies, clinical guidelines, and/or standard operating procedures and various stakeholder engagements. This approach allows in-country stakeholders to take part in the process with support from HP+ senior technical staff that have experience in the continuum of HIV prevention, care, and treatment policy analysis and facilitation. Stakeholders are also involved in developing action plans based on the recommendations from the analysis.
The methodology adheres to four fundamental principles:
- Specific. The approach allows in-county stakeholders to identify targeted priorities that are relevant to their country context.
- Simple. Clear guidance and strong facilitation help in-country stakeholders interpret existing program and policy analysis data and address policy gaps.
- Engaging. A flexible approach engages host-country governments, civil society, donors, and U.S. Government stakeholders to define priorities, identify data sources, analyze information, identify resource needs, and secure commitments for action.
- Action-oriented. Action plans are politically feasible, technically sound, and based on critical country priorities. They identify near- and mid-term outcomes to achieve advocacy objectives and are monitored and adapted to changing needs.