Never Gonna’ Give You Up: Maintaining HIV Funding for Civil Society
The global community has made great strides in the HIV response. Yet funding has been limited, and countries must focus on how to achieve epidemic control when donors transition out. One concern is civil society organizations (CSOs) continuing to receive funding for testing outreach, adherence, and other services, often to key populations the government may not want to or be able to support. Social Contracting, government funds going to CSOs to implement health activities, is one way to ensure sustainability of CSO services. Participants will be walked through what social contracting is, how to assess the legal environment and readiness of social contracting, with real world examples, how it supports effective transitions from donor assistance, and how to engage stakeholders in planning and execution.