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Project: Community-Based Response Programme

Client: Western Cape Provincial Department of Health
Duration: August 2012

The Community Based Response (CBR) Programme was implemented by the Provincial Department of Health, and funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. The CBR Programme has been implemented in all districts and sub‐ districts of the Western Cape, providing an opportunity for communities to design and implement programmes that are appropriate to the local needs. The CBR Programme provided organisations with the opportunity to access funding, training and to network with other stakeholders, including government.

Project Name: Community-based Response

Client: Western Cape Provincial Department of Health

Project Duration: 2007 – 2008

Sector:  Health, Non-profit sector, Community Development

Service provided: Evaluation, Research

Project Deliverables:

–          Conducted a programme evaluation to determine what the Community Based Response to HIV and AIDS has achieved and to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the programme on the basis of its current accomplishments.

Our Approach:  CC&DW implemented a mixed-method approach using qualitative data collection techniques that incorporated a comprehensive document review, semi-structured focus group discussions, semi-structured interviews, and key informant interviews.

Value:

The evaluation focus was on the Multi‐ Sectoral Action Teams (MSATs) and the community‐ based organisations (CBOs) and non‐ governmental organisations (NGOs) that made up the MSATs and ran community‐ based HIV and AIDS projects. MSATs were established as advisory and coordinating fora in which government, NGOs, CBOs and civil society representatives could come together to discuss the community‐based response to HIV/AIDS in their sub‐ districts. This evaluation focused on the extent to which MSATs and their member organisations have assessed and addressed community needs, coordinated the efforts and built the capacity of member organisations, and produced sustained benefits.