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Over the past 25 years, AIDS has imposed a huge cost, in economic and social terms, on many countries, communities, and households around the world. Although tremendous progress has been made, available resources are becoming increasingly tight as the global recession adversely impacts both donor and developing countries. In this context, there is an urgent need for better and long-term estimates of the cost and financing trajectories for the AIDS pandemic, and a fresh perspective on possible policy actions that could improve things in the coming decades.
Results for Development Institute was asked to host and coordinate the aids2031Costs and Financing Working Group, composed of senior officials from governments, civil society, the private sector, and academic institutions from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and developed countries.
To complement these global analyses, the aids2031Costs and Financing Working Group has conducted case studies in South Africa and Cambodia. The governments of both countries played a leading role in shaping and carrying out the studies, which were designed to generate data and analysis to help national policy-makers in identifying policy options to use resources more efficiently, contain long-term expenditures and implement sustainable financing strategies. The case studies were also an opportunity to validate and refine the aids2031 costing, priority-setting and financial mobilization tools, so that these can then be made available for use in other countries.
The Working Group's findings were also published in two journal articles.