Policymakers and Evidence for HIV Prevention in Southern Africa

2020-01-22 africa connect evidence-informed decision-making learns publication

 Policymakers are faced with the daunting task of evaluating and synthesising a wide range of evidence on HIV prevention that could inform policy and strengthen programming. This is additionally challenging for policymaking around population groups that are affected by stigma and adverse legal environments. In this context, evidence must compete with beliefs and values to influence policy.

EHPSA commissioned INASP to produce a brief review on how policymakers in eastern and southern Africa use evidence for EHPSA’s key groups – adolescents, MSM and prisoners.