Introducing HEARD’s policy engagement
Our mission is to influence and support evidence-based policy and good practice to more effectively address Africa’s health challenges and contribute to achieving health equity on the continent. Our applied research and our connectivities within civil society and affected communities enable us to bring valuable evidence and insight to health debates, policies and practices, while our technical expertise in, for example, situational analysis, strategy and programme development, health economics and financing, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity development, serve to strengthen particular health sector processes, outputs and outcomes.
We primarily seek to increase the impact of our research and expertise through:
- high level technical assistance to governments, international agencies and other health sector partners, including short-term consultancies for discrete assignments as well as longer term contractual agreements to provide broad-based support to institutions,
- effective communication of research findings, including policy-friendly publications, social media and an accessible and information-rich website,
- leadership or membership of influential groups and events, including think tanks, networks, panels, working groups, discussions, conferences, and more.
Public expenditure tracking and quantitative service delivery survey in Gauteng Province, South Africa
Overview: As part of the dialogue on improving public expenditure management and spending for results in South Africa, the World Bank is coordinating a PETS-QSDS study in the Gauteng Province of South Africa ...>>
Gender equality assessment of provincial HIV, STIs and TB strategic and operational plans in South Africa – A review
The review was undertaken, between 2013-2104, as technical support to UNAIDS South Africa, for the Department of Social Development, assessing the integration of women and girls in the South African Provincial ...>>
UNVFD (2013): Training on representatives of National AIDS Councils in ESA: The Development of Disability-Inclusive National Strategic Plans
Overview: NSP on HIV show a country’s commitment on how to address the HIV epidemic. They are a crucial document to ensure disability inclusion within HIV programming. Based on HEARD’s systematic review series ...>>
UNAIDS (2013/14): Discussion Paper of the UNAIDS Strategy Brief for Integrating Disability into AIDS Programming
Overview: At the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, Deputy Executive Director, Jan Beagle participated at HEARD’s skills-building workshop “HIV Policy and National Programming: How to Include ...>>