Data Watch: New report out on funding data for advocacy

October 28, 2019

amfAR has released a new report, Data Watch: Data Accessibility from Global Funders of HIV, TB, and Malaria Programming, which analyzes data availability across four of the key funders of global HIV, TB, and malaria programming: The Global Fund, PEPFAR, the President’s Malaria Initiative, and USAID TB programming.

The report details which data are publicly available from each funder and which data are not. It focuses on the level of information available to grassroots advocates to monitor and understand how donor-funded programs for HIV, TB, and malaria are working in their own communities. The report evaluates the adequacy of the data by looking at what is funded in a community, who is funded and whether the services are being delivered as contractually specified. Recommendations are made for each funder on how to increase their data transparency to ensure advocates remain informed and equipped to address any issues that might arise. The adoption of these recommendations can only improve transparency and, in doing so, aid the fight against the global HIV, TB and malaria epidemics.

This project was developed as part of COMPASS Africa (the Coalition to build Momentum, Power, Activism, Strategy and Solidarity) by amfAR and supported by AVAC.