Co-financing for HIV and development synergies

01 June 2018

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STRIVE researchers have conceived and applied an innovative way to estimate the economic value of structural interventions to reduce HIV vulnerability.The STRIVE approach, called ‘co- financing’ addresses a central concern: upstream interventions may prove effective in studies but how to finance them after that? STRIVE’s answer: share the cost between sectors in proportion to the benefits per sector.The co-financing approach:

  • raised immediate interest in the field

  • has accrued significant conceptual and practical credibility

  • was integrated in South Africa’s HIV andTB investment case to the Global Fund and the country’s National Strategic Plan

  • is the basis for guidance to national governments in UNDP implementation trials in seven sub- Saharan African countries and in policy-maker training modules

STRIVE achieved this impact through a two- pronged strategy: proof of concept with on the academic and conceptual level, along with demonstrations of feasibility. Factors behind the impact include:

  • the reputation and networks of leading STRIVE researchers and economists

  • presentations and plenaries at high-level forums

  • the multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral nature of the consortium’s work and strategies