Baseline survey for implementation of a SRHR, HIV & AIDS, and governance project
The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) SRHR, HIV and AIDS and Governance programme is working with national parliaments to strengthen the capacity of six SADC national parliaments. This includes advocating for and influencing national responses to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), HIV and AIDS and governance in the SADC region. The SADC PF aims to deliver its strategies through the voice of women parliamentarian members of the Regional Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, thereby supporting the capacity development of women parliamentarians and providing a leadership platform for the power of voice by women legislators. The six selected countries for implementation are Lesotho, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, with the hope of replicating its success to other SADC countries.
HEARD is contracted by SADCPF to conduct the baseline analysis for the overall project, which includes a rapid Situation and Response Analysis on SRHR, HIV and AIDS, and governance for each country. This informs country-specific prioritisation of areas and goals for advocacy within SRHR, HIV and AIDS, and governance. It also provides participant parliamentarians with the up-to-date country-specific knowledge and understanding of the SRHR, HIV and AIDS, and governance situation, response and key actors.
- To conduct a rapid Situation and Response Analysis on SRHR, HIV and AIDS, and governance for each target country
- To provide recommendations for priority advocacy and resource mobilisation activities.
- To provide information that will assist in designing the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation plan
For this rapid assessment, we are collecting and collating primary and secondary qualitative data and secondary quantitative data, using a mixed methods approach. We are generating data through a desk based review of literature and documentation, in-country engagement with actors and stakeholders via in-depth interviews as well as focus group discussions and use of questionnaires with participant parliamentarians. Qualitative and quantitative data from the desk review and qualitative data from in-country engagement is triangulated to deepen our understanding of the issues and increase the validity of the study results. The final results are being presented in a regional validation workshop in March 2015 in Durban