A guide to monitoring and evaluation for collaborative TB/HIV activities
Field test version
This guide to M&E has been developed to assist in the management of TB and HIV/AIDS programmes that are implementing or planning to implement collaborative TB/HIV activities. It is intended to facilitate the collection of standardized data and help in the interpretation and dissemination of these data for programme improvement. It also aims to ensure consistency across all agencies and stakeholders involved in HIV/AIDS, TB and collaborative TB/HIV activities, avoiding wasteful duplication of effort in data collection by developing a core set of internationally accepted and standardized indicators for monitoring and evaluating programme performance. In addition, it is hoped that the data collected will provide further evidence of the benefits of collaborative TB/HIV activities. Data collection and reporting should be integrated into existing M&E systems wherever possible.
This guide does not intend to detail the information that is required by programmes to monitor progress towards DOTS expansion or HIV prevention, care and support, since this is well documented elsewhere. However, much of the information gathered for these two purposes will be of assistance in the overall M&E of collaborative TB/HIV activities. Where this is the case, specific reference is made to the data that should be collected and how they are helpful.