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Evaluation of the 2016 – 2021 Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF)

The establishment of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in 1996 represented a key step in a broader transformation of national and global health systems previously centred around the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Special Programme on AIDS. Its mission was to provide a holistic response to the alarming escalation of the AIDS epidemic.


The current UNAIDS 2016–2021 Strategy ‘Fast-Track – Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030’ is operationalised by the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF). UBRAF promotes a fast-track approach to achieving ten targets by 2020 and puts the world on course for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The 2016-2021 UBRAF outlines the role of the Joint Programme in AIDS response, situating it in a context with other stakeholders and efforts. 

Our role

Itad is undertaking an evaluation of the UBRAF for organisational learning and accountability purposes. This evaluation comes at a crucial juncture – it will contribute to defining UNAIDS’ path towards 2025 and beyond. The need for a set of robust evidence-based recommendations to inform UNAIDS’ next strategy is paramount as it will help to ensure that the global response can end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. 


The evaluation will review progress towards the targets in the UNAIDS Strategy, areas where most progress has been made, as well as any back-sliding in specific programmatic or geographical areas, with respect to particular population groups, what can be done differently and what challenges need to be overcome. 


Contact Sam McPherson ( if you would like to discuss this project.


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