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Consultancy Services for UNICEF Zimbabwe HIV & AIDS Programme Mid-Term Evaluation

Field of Expertise:
Health Service Delivery; Communicable diseases (CD); Malaria - HIV/AIDS - TB
Narrative description of project:
The overall objective of the evaluation was to assess the extent to which the UNICEF HIV programme in Zimbabwe has achieved its targets and to provide a learning opportunity for future efforts by UNICEF’s HIV team. The evaluation reviewed and assessed the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and sustainability of the programme and provided specific recommendations for eventual new strategic directions, focused targets and a scaling-up plan. It covered the programme implementation period from January 2016 to December 2018, and also provide recommendations on directions the program could take in its next phase – after 2020.
Description of services provided:
hera implemented a mixed-methods approach evaluation. Primary and secondary data, as well as qualitative and quantitative data were collected through literature reviews, interviews with key informants, site visits to health facilities, group discussions, and reviews of statistical and financial data. Key informant interviews were conducted with UNICEF staff, representatives of other UN agencies (UNAIDS, WHO, UNFPA, UNDP), other donors, implementing partners, government personnel at both the national, provincial and district level, as well as health care personnel working at the clinic and community level. Group discussions were held with a number of beneficiary groups, including HIV-positive adolescents, mothers of HIV-positive infants, young men, village health volunteers and community elders.