ASAP STRATEGY SUPPORT
ASAP - the AIDS Strategy & Action Plan service, was a multi-donor effort hosted by the Global HIV and AIDS program of the World Bank, on behalf of UNAIDS. It was created in 2006 to address the lack of global progress in achieving the Three Ones Principles, particularly on moving to a national strategic framework/strategy that was prioritized and evidence-based.
What Did ASAP Do?
ASAP objectives were to:
i) assist countries to strengthen their national AIDS strategies and operational plans
ii) facilitate the process of moving from project to program support
iii) improve donor alignment, coordination and harmonization within the framework of the three ones and
iv) allow or more differentiated and carefully tailored and prioritized national responses with due attention to efficiency and effectiveness’.
To achieve these objectives, the program offered over its lifetime a whole range of services:
- Peer reviews of draft national AIDS strategies and operational plans
- Targeted technical assistance to countries to strengthen strategic responses to HIV and AIDS
- Capacity building support and,
- Development of tools to assist in the strategic planning process.