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Results Briefs August 24, 2018

Supporting National HIV/AIDS Prevention in Botswana: $50 million in IBRD Sustainable Development Bonds

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Results from the World Bank Treasury

  • Purpose: To increase the coverage, efficiency, and sustainability of targeted and evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions.
  • IBRD Financing: $50 million
  • Expected Results (include): Increased efficiency in Botswana’s HIV/AIDS program through improved coordination and increased focus on, and better targeting of, prevention activities. The monitoring and evaluation will include additional survey data for target populations aged 15-19 and 20-24. National coordination including strengthened accountability and financial management.

Development Challenge

The Botswana HIV/AIDS epidemic is diverse, with the highest infection rates occurring in the northern areas of the country. Prevention is the weakest element of the national response to HIV/AIDS. In 2010, 22.5% of the population (473,000 people) was in the 15-24 age demographic.

Project Description

The project supports improvements in the National AIDS Coordinating Agency's management and coordination capacity; and funds HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation activities. These include in-school and teacher training, providing mobile antiretroviral clinics for the largest prisons, educational and rehabilitation efforts for orphans and other vulnerable children and strengthening programs for mobile populations, including truck drivers and women involved in transactional sex.


$50 million

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