Evaluation findings include:
- Programme implementation was slower than anticipated.
- At Goal level Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and HIV incidence
rates remain low and have been sustained during the project. However,
incidence was very low on commencement so it is difficult to attribute
this to interventions.
- Higher level on-island inputs should have been provided in the early
part of the project in order to 'kick-start' some critical
activities, produce some early outputs and achievements, and to ensure
that the relevant infrastructure was in place.
- The project has successfully raised awareness at strategic level of
the need to consider how best to respond to HIV/SRH (Sexual and
reproductive health) Rights -related issues. Each territory now has a
SRH framework in place which can be maintained and strengthened if
there is sufficient motivation to do so.
- Overall project management appears to have focused primarily on the
Caribbean Overseas Territories which was a deliberate strategic
decision in response to identified needs.
- Retaining capacity built during the implementation period will be
challenging but if efforts are made on-island to conclude the
outstanding activities and strengthen the systems developed this will
provide mitigation to a certain extent.
Stevenson, D. Assignment Report: Taking Action against HIV and AIDS in the UK Overseas Territories, End of Project Evaluation for the South Atlantic Overseas Territories. Human Development Resource Centre, UK (2012) 57 pp.
Assignment Report: Taking Action against HIV and AIDS in the UK Overseas Territories, End of Project Evaluation for the South Atlantic Overseas Territories