TOOL SHEET 3: APPRAISAL & REVIEW
- Have the HIV/AIDS-related issues that were identified during the project's formulation and design been adequately addressed? (HIV/AIDS should be considered in various project document sections, including: description of the sector; country strategies; prior and ongoing assistance; problems to be addressed; target beneficiaries; institutional framework and support capacity; logical framework; risks; and sustainability.)
- What changes in the HIV/AIDS context will affect the ongoing project activities? (Consider negative and positive changes, such as staff attrition, increasing numbers of support groups and local committees and new policies.)
- Have partnerships been established with other organizations that carry out complementary work on HIV/AIDS? If so, at what level?
- How are field activities of different organizations and sectors coordinated?
- To what extent does the project build on and strengthen the capacity of existing formal and informal local institutions?
How to get answers
- Once formulation is near completion, it is common for the proposal to be reviewed by a special project and programme committee within the organization in charge. Check the terms of reference for the review committee and ensure that they explicitly include an appraisal of the project's relevance and responsiveness to the HIV/AIDS context of the country or region.
- To help the review committee with this task, you may have to prepare a standard and/or sector-specific checklist on HIV/AIDS-related issues that should be considered in the proposal.
- Review the institutional framework for linkages with other organizations that carry out complementary HIV/AIDS work.