Costing tools

Resource Needs Model, HIV/AIDS

Futures Institute

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The Resource Needs Model (RNM) calculates the total resources needed for prevention, care, and orphan support for HIV/AIDS on a national level. The RNM can assist national-level strategic planning efforts by providing a tool and methodology to examine the financial resources needed to implement a variety of prevention interventions, care and treatment programs, and orphan support. Resource Needs Model = An Excel worksheet for calculating the funding required for an expanded response to HIV/AIDS at the national level. It includes 14 prevention programs, six care and treatment programs and orphan support. The program and manual are available in English, Spanish and Russian. This manual was developed for the Inter American Development Bank by Lori Bollinger and John Stover of Futures Group International and Stefano Bertozzi and Juan Pablo Gutierrez of the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica of Mexico.


John Stover

Summary of main features

Purpose To estimate the financial resources required to reach target coverage levels for HIV prevention, treatment, care and mitigation
Health MDGs addressed 6 (HIV/AIDS)
Scope of interventions All prevention, treatment and mitigation interventions
Type of software Excel
User manual available Yes
Potential users Planners developing national HIV/AIDS strategic plans
Skills required Knowledge of program statistics, goals and unit costs
Type and length of training required One day
Costing strategy and methods Target population x coverage x unit cost
Level of aggregation National or provincial/state by intervention
Program/system costs included? Yes
Time-frame Short-term and medium-term
Modeling of intervention impact or interactions on epidemiology or demography No
Output Resources needed
Automatic generation of reports Tables yes, reports no.
Country applications Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Honduras, Thailand, Viet Nam, Indonesia, China. Additional RNM applications were made in 2002 for about 80 countries through regional workshops.