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Evaluation of the World Bank’s assistance in responding to the AIDS epidemic: Russia case study

Citation

Twigg, Judyth L. & Skolnik, Richard (2005). Evaluation of the World Bank’s assistance in responding to the AIDS epidemic: Russia case study. OED Working Papers no. 48556.

Abstract

The Operations Evaluation Department (OED) of the World Bank is evaluating the impact to date of the World Bank’s work on HIV/AIDS. The Russian Federation has been selected for a case study because it has one of the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world and the Bank has invested heavily in non-lending HIV/AIDS assistance and project development. This study examines: whether or not the Bank did the “right thing” in its HIV/AIDS work with Russia; whether or not it did it “the right way”; and whether or not the Bank’s work made any difference to the way Russia addresses HIV/AIDS, compared to what it would have done in the absence of the Bank’s involvement. This assessment was based on a review of literature on HIV/AIDS globally and in Russia, a review of the World Bank’s files, and over forty interviews with an array of stakeholders from Russia, the Bank, development partners, academia, and NGOs. The report examines the context of the epidemic, the government response to HIV/AIDS, and the Bank’s HIV/AIDS activities in support of Russia. It then
assesses the impact of the World Bank’s assistance on the Russian response to date relative to what might have happened if the Bank had not been involved. The information collected reflects the situation through the fall of 2003, shortly after the visit of the evaluation team.

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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2009/05/19/000333037_20090519232739/Rendered/PDF/485560WP0hiv1r10Box338914B01PUBLIC1.pdf

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2005

Journal Title

OED Working Papers no. 48556

Author(s)

Twigg, Judyth L.
Skolnik, Richard