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Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will commit funding to (a) tracking and (b) assessing grants made by his Department for the provision of HIV/AIDS services via sexual and reproductive health clinics in developing countries; and if he will encourage other aid donors to do the same. (96657)

Every DFID project or programme, including poverty reduction budget support, with an approved commitment of £1 million or over is reviewed annually to ensure that it is meeting its aims. In addition a project completion report is prepared during the last three months of the project or when actual expenditure reaches the 95 per cent. threshold.

If a DFID funded programme was designed to integrate HIV and AIDS services into sexual and reproductive health clinics it would be ‘tracked’ with both AIDS and reproductive health markers through DFlD’s Policy Information Marker System (PIMS). DFID has begun to review the elements of sexual and reproductive health, including HIV prevention, that are included in current/recent programmes that have a reproductive health PIMS marker.

DFID encourages all donors to respect the international agreement reached around three core principles to improve co-ordination of the national response to AIDS. This is known as the ‘Three Ones’: one agreed HIV/AIDS action framework, one national AIDS co-ordinating authority and one agreed country-level evaluation system. The ‘Three Ones’ helps donors, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to work together with national government in a more effective and harmonised way.