DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT:
The goal of this project is to develop a monitoring and evaluation system for the Technical Assistance (TA) “HIV/AIDS prevention in ADB infrastructure projects and the mining sector” in line with national and ADB policies and strategies for HIV/AIDS.
In this respect the project monitoring and evaluation system (PMES) designed by IRIM consists of three components that complement each other – Performance monitoring; Implementation monitoring; and Research.
The research component is comprised of a KAP survey and regular monitoring of IEC materials and Behavior Change Communication (BCC) activities of the TA. The goal of the KAP survey was to define the knowledge, attitudes and practices of target population groups as well as to identify changes affected by the project activities in these target groups’ KAP. Importantly, the survey also sought to identify risk factors for the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Mining and Infrastructure sectors. In this respect, the baseline (2010) and follow-up KAP surveys (2012) were conducted amongst the target groups of the TA (road workers, mining workers and local communities) and control groups (local communities not affected by the TA activities).
The proposed Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework is being integrated into HIV/AIDS prevention activities in the infrastructure sector in Mongolia. The framework is also utilized to monitor the progress and implementation of the project and thus helps the PIU to introduce required changes into the project in a timely manner.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED:
- IRIM has designed an HIV/AIDS prevention monitoring and evaluation system in line with the national M&E framework for HIV/AIDS. The system is designed to monitor and evaluate the prevention activities in the infrastructure sector;
- A set of monitoring tools for BCC activities of the TA and other components of PMES were developed and applied in the M&E;
- Baseline and annual follow-up surveys were conducted from both target and control groups of the survey, each covering a total of 1300 respondents. The surveys employed standardized questionnaires and face to face in-depth interview methods;
- Stakeholders such the local government officers and health unit workers of 21 aimags were trained by IRIM in the tools and methodology on the M&E system;
- Survey reports (including chapters on general characteristics of survey participants; knowledge, attitudes and practices of participants; risk factors; availability of IEC materials and VCT centers; and general accessibility to health institutions) were developed and submitted to ADB and PIU. The reports also contained recommendations for future improvement of the TA activities; and
- Three dissemination workshops were organized with Government and key project stakeholders to integrate the findings into relevant government policies.http://www.adb.org/projects/42027-012/main http://www.adb.org/projects/42027-012/details
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
The Asia Foundation and SDC