Sunday, 14 April 2013

Strong Strategic Plan (EDPRS): A Tool for Resource Mobilization for Local Governments to Manage HIV and AIDS: Rwanda’s Experience


1.  Introduction

2.  What is the EDPRS?

3.  How is EDPRS different from PRSP1 ?

4.  DDPs Elaboration Process

5.  Historical review of HIV Response

6.  Review of HIV Response from sectors

7.  Review of HIV Response from Districts

8.  Integration into EDPRS

9.  Achievements: Key HI V actions integrated into EDPRS sectors

10.              From EDPRS to Sector and Districts Development plans

11.              Way Forward

12.              Conclusion

         For the development of the country, Rwanda has vision called « Vision 2020 »;

         The achieve the overall goal of the vision, the country has developed a national strategy for poverty reduction and Economic Development « EDPRS » that cover all sectors;

         In the fight against HIV&AIDS, the strategy is “integration of HIV &AIDS into EDPRS;

         To implement EDPRS all districts developed their DDP’s


What is the EDPRS?

  • Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS):
         Is the second generation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) with balance between productive and social sectors;
         It is a medium term framework for achieving Rwanda’s Vision 2020 ; the 7years GoR Program and  MDGs;
         Covers the period 2008 to 2012 (medium-term)

  • EDPRS is a road map to GoR, DP, the private sector and civil society which indicates:
         where Rwanda wants to go by 2012
         what needs to do to get there
         How it is going to do it
         what the journey is going to cost
         How it will be financed
         How it will know that it gets there
  • EDPRS aims at:
         Improving the quality of life of all Rwandans ;
         Guiding the actions of the Government in 2008-12;
         Mobilizing resources from donors, and
         Involving the private sector and civil society


How is EDPRS different from PRSP 1?

         EDPRS is a different way of doing things;
         Evaluation of PRSP1 showed Good progress in social sectors (health, education) but quality & better targeting are required;

         For PRSP1 the fighting against HIV was understood as health issue and the response were focused in that sector, but now with the EDPRS HIV is considered as a CCI.  

Historical review of HIV Response integration into EDPRS and DDPs

  • The integration has passed through the whole process of development of EDPRS
        Development of Checklist
        Each CCI sub group developed a checklist showing the link with the vision 2020 and EDPRS, the goal and the purpose.
  • HIV/AIDS Checklist:
Ø  By 2015 have halted and stabilised the HIV                                          prevalence rate at 3 %
Ø   By 2020 decrease HIV/AIDS to reduce poverty
Ø  By the completion of the EDPRS in 2012, action taken in HIV/AIDS can be demonstrated in the key areas identified below:
This will be measured and verified using National HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators to show that the country is on track.   


Integration into EDPRS

  • Steps for development of EDPRS:
         Evaluation of PRSP 1:March-July 2006
         Agree High-level Objective: August, 2006
         Sector mapping exercise: August-September, 2006
         Create a logical flow from high level objectives to specific interventions in every sector: September, 2006
         Strengthen tools for monitoring and evaluation
         Costing Sector strategies: October – November 2006
         Institutional Capacity assessment: November-December 2006
         Drafting the EDPRS document: January-July, 2007
         Approval of the EDPRS document by the cabinet and DPs: November 2007

  • Sector capacity needs assessment
v  Key findings:
         HIV indicators integrated into sector log frames
         HIV activities not included in most 2008 sectors Annual Work Plans
         Limited human resources
         Source of funds for implementation unclear.
v  Key recommendations:
         Undertake deep sector analysis (in some sectors) as basis for evidence-based approach;
         Ensure integration of HIV in sector strategic plans, MTEFs, and Annual work plans
         Strengthen sector ownership of HIV response

  • HIV Planning process
         HIV Policy;
         HIV and AIDS National Multisectoral Strategic Plan 2005-2009;
         Annual priorities setting with each program (Global Fund, PEPFAR….)
         District priorities (involve the District & community in planning process);
         Planning process based on the national decentralization system (Districts);
         Annual activities are planned with districts (authorities, health facilities, community implementers…)


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