National AIDS programmes: a guide to monitoring and evaluation
Reference Number: UNAIDS/00.17E
This guide, co-ordinated by UNAIDS, WHO and the MEASURE Evaluation Project, was co-financed by the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS and the United States Agency for International Development (Africa Bureau/SD and Global Bureau on HIV/AIDS).
Many different countries and institutions have contributed to the current understanding of how best to monitor and evaluate HIV and AIDS programmes. This guide, the result of a broad consultation with country programme staff, donor representatives and evaluation specialists from institutions all over the world, attempts to bring together their experience. It aims to summarise the best practices in the field of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of national HIV and AIDS programmes at the end of the 1990s, and to recommend options for M&E systems in the future. By consolidating existing data collection instruments and creating a framework within which improved instruments can be developed, this guide and the toolkit which accompanies it aim to simplify an increasingly complex field.