May 15, 2016
Banyan Global led an evaluation for the Strengthening HIV/AIDS Interventions in Djibouti project under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning’s Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research (PPL/LER) monitoring and evaluation indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. This independent evaluation assessed the performance of the USAID/Djibouti Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Services (ROADS II) project. Implemented by FHI 360, ROADS II is a performance-based award designed to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission among the most vulnerable populations living in and around the Djibouti-Ethiopia transport corridor. Targeted populations receive access to HIV/AIDS detection and treatment services as well as training on safe-sex behaviors. In May and June 2016, Banyan Global’s evaluation team assessed the project’s ability to achieve service-delivery targets; strengthen the ministry of health and its partners in managing the national program strategy; and fortify HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and supportive-care services. The evaluation team reviewed project documentation and performance reports, interviewed 25 health providers, 7 non-governmental organization managers, 12 program staff members, and 62 beneficiaries to assess the project’s strategies, processes, and outcomes. The results and findings of the evaluation provided USAID with a detailed assessment regarding the project’s impact on public- and private-partner organizational, performance, and financial capacity. Recommendations were provided outlining future project interventions to address identified organizational weaknesses and financial sustainability.