A Regional Review of Patterns and Innovations in African Local Government Expenditures on Managing HIV/AIDS

Client: Municipal Development Partnership for Eastern and Southern Africa
Faculty: Paul Smoke
Team: Patricks Mbala
Year: 2005
The Municipal Development Partnership for Eastern and Southern Africa (MDPESA) is a capacity building facility dedicated to fostering effective self-governance at the local government level in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Capstone project supported MDPESA’s ongoing project on Innovations by African Local Governments in Managing HIV/AIDS, and analyzed levels and sources of HIV/AIDS funding and budget priorities for HIV/AIDS activities (i.e. prevention, treatment, care of infected/affected orphans and vulnerable children, etc.) in three African countries, with a particular emphasis on innovative efforts. It also provided recommendations for improving HIV/AIDS related municipal budget allocations, funding, reporting mechanisms, and accountability systems.