Rethinking HIV/Aids Programme Evaluation: Lessons from Malaysia and the Philippines
Version of Record online: 19 NOV 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 27, Issue 7, pages 1113–1124, October 2015
How to Cite
2015) Rethinking HIV/Aids Programme Evaluation: Lessons from Malaysia and the Philippines. J. Int. Dev., 27: 1113–1124. doi: 10.1002/jid.2980., , and (
- Issue online: 26 OCT 2015
- Version of Record online: 19 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 26 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Received: 10 SEP 2012
- monitoring and evaluation;
- non-governmental organisations;
- Asia Pacific
Funds to developing countries for HIV/AIDS programmes have noticeably increased. For civil society organisations (CSOs), one challenge of project implementation is the difficulty in assessing their interventions. A qualitative study was conducted in Malaysia and the Philippines with CSOs to identify the obstacles to HIV project evaluation. Twenty-five bodies—CSOs, donors, governments and the United Nations—in both countries were interviewed. The findings show that despite contrasting political and socio-economic contexts, both countries' CSOs share similar impediments to evaluation, including the lack of evaluation expertise, inadequate resources, onerous reporting obligations and constraints in evaluating interventions with marginalised groups. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.