Resource Alignment: Maximizing Efficiency and Accountability of Global HIV Response
PEPFAR and Global Fund represent two largest donors in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Despite significant investments made by these two groups, it often remains a challenge to synergize funding efforts and ensure optimal resource allocation. Increased collaboration between donors and partner governments during planning and budgeting processes will help ensure investments are strategically aligned for maximum impact.
In 2017, PEPFAR in partnership with Global Fund and Gates Foundation launched new efforts to better align resources, avoid duplication, and improve the cost analysis of HIV treatment and prevention programming. As donor funding continues to plateau or decline in some cases amidst an accelerated pursuit of epidemic control, resource alignment efforts becomes an invaluable tool to engage with partner governments on ensuring financial sustainability of HIV programs.