National AIDS Programmes

A Guide to Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluating National HIV/AIDS Prevention Programmes for Young People

Author: UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on HIV and Young People
No. of pages: 80
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: World Health Organization
Available languages: English, Español, Français, Русский
ISBN: 92 4 159257 5

The Guide to monitoring and evaluating national HIV/AIDS prevention programmes for young people has been developed jointly by WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, and a wide range of other partners, and is one in a series of specialized international Guides developed as a response to the increasing need to measure the implementation and effectiveness of national HIV programmes. The principal reasons for the development of this particular guide are:

  • To help advocate for, plan, monitor and evaluate policies and programmes for HIV prevention among young people
  • To tailor existing widely-used indicators and methods so that they are relevant to the national programmes for HIV prevention among young people
  • To introduce new measure specific to the determinants (risk and protective factors) which influence vulnerability and risk behaviours of young people

The intended users of the guide are national AIDS programme managers, although the guide can also be adapted to sub-national level.