The World Bank in collaboration with DFID and the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development launched an evaluation exercise in 2009 to assess the results achieved by community responses to HIV and AIDS. The primary objective of this effort is to build a more robust pool of evidence on the impact and added value of community-based activities and actions. This Brief, one of a series from different African countries, outlines the findings in Kenya on the added value of strong CBO activity in conjunction with the government response to the HIV epidemic.
The evaluation sought to enhance understanding of the contribution of CBOs to HIV and AIDS-related outcomes in order to inform future action by communities and approaches to community engagement in the wider health and development arenas. The findings suggest that CBOs provide added value in addressing the AIDS epidemic in specific ways that are closely tied to the services they provide.
Anon. Community Response to HIV and AIDS. Evaluation Research Highlights: Kenya. (2011) 4 pp.