Evaluation of the work of the Joint Programme with key populations (2018-2021)



UNAIDS, WHO, UNODC and UNESCO Evaluation Offices have jointly managed an independent evaluation of the work of the UN Joint Programme on AIDS with key populations. The evaluation confirms that the UN Joint Programme is recognized for its work with key populations. However, advocacy to defend the human rights of key populations needs to increase and programming needs prioritizing to address inequalities and pockets of high incidence. Inclusive planning processes based on country priorities and targeting of specific groups will enhance the relevance of Joint Programme activities. To ensure financial sustainability, there is a need for more investment for programmes for key populations as well as the integration of HIV services and making Universal Health Coverage work for different key population groups. The Global AIDS Strategy tasks the Joint Programme with stepping up support to community-led responses. The evaluation helps us understanding what this means in practice. A stronger monitoring and reporting system should enable a ‘line of sight’ between investments, progress and results of the Joint Programme’s work with and for different key population groups. The evaluation combined a global consultation and document review with six in-depth country case studies in Cameroon, Kenya, Peru, Thailand, Tunisia, and Ukraine and engaged key populations in all stages of the evaluation.

Report Details


  • United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Report Type

  • Project/Programme


Completed Date

  • Apr 2022

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  • 1050

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Joint Evaluation

  • Yes

Pooled Funding Evaluation

  • N/A

Partner Agencies

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)