Community meeting, India © India HIV/AIDS Alliance
capacity building support well-functioning community based organisations

At the heart of the current Alliance strategy is a commitment to building strong, indigenous civil society responses to HIV.



TARGET: 2,000 community-based organisations receiving grants through the Alliance to deliver programmes.

Children play by a sign to a local clinic, Zambia © AllianceIn 2011, 1,488 community-based organisations received financial support from our 38† Linking Organisations. The majority of these also received technical support, along with an additional 875 receiving technical support only, taking the total number of community-based organisations receiving support up to 2,363.

The number receiving financial support decreased marginally from 1,491 in 2010 and this can, in part, be explained by a shift to a two-tiered granting structure by larger Linking Organisations as they grow (that is a structure with sub-recipients (SRs) and sub-sub recipients (SSRs)). ANCS in Senegal is a good example: before they became a Global Fund principle recipient (PR) they were onward granting to approximately 50 community-based organisations; now they onward grant to 29 SRs which in turn onward grant to 331 SSRs.

TARGET: 20% increase per year in the number of technical assistance days provided from the Regional Technical Support Hubs to both Alliance Linking Organisations and other organisations.

The Alliance has seven Regional Technical Support Hubs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Between them they provided over 4,100 days of technical assistance in 2011, an increase of 42% from 2,907 days in 2009.

Alliance Linking Organisations were recipients of 30% (1,250 days) of this support. Of these support requests, 50% were in areas of organisational development including governance, strategy development, operational planning, grant management, financial management, and monitoring and evaluation.

Sustainability is a key issue for many Linking Organisations, which is reflected in the requests for organisational development support.

TARGET: 80% of programmes implemented by Alliance Linking Organisations adhere to the Alliance good practice programme standards.

During 2011 we have continued to develop Alliance programming standards and Good Practice Guides to support the implementation of quality programming across the Alliance.

A Good Practice Self Assessment Tool was developed in 2011 (and piloted with 10 Linking Organisations) and will be used to measure and assess quality programming in 2012.

Examples of the use of standards in 2011 include:

  • Khmer HIV/AIDS NGO Alliance (KHANA) worked with the Cambodian government to include the standards for programmes working with children into national Standard Operating Procedures.
  • The sexual and reproductive health standards (SRH) were used to inform the Asia and eastern Europe regional learning exchange, which nine Linking Organisations took part in.
    The harm reduction standards informed the design of the five-country Community Action on Harm Reduction (CAHR) programme.
  • Guides on sexual and reproductive health and rights and greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) were used during the successful Myanmar EC proposal development.
  • An e-learning course on sexual and reproductive health and HIV integration was piloted and will be rolled out in 2012.

Read about both challenges and opportunities in delivering our strategy here.

Browse our case studies, stories, photos and video on the left hand side to see the work that contributed to Response 2 in 2011.

Our Linking Organisation in Namibia joined in 2012, making the current total 39.

These ambitious targets are taken from our strategic framework HIV and Healthy Communities, and drive our performance for the period 2010-2012.  In addition, the Alliance has a related set of targets for our strategic donors.