Bangkok: UNDP, 2014. 92 p.
Godwin, John
The purpose of this report is to describe experiences and lessons learned from governance of HIV responses in Asia and the Pacific to inform discussions and debates regarding the post-2015 development agenda. Chapter 1 includes: an overview of progress towards achievement of the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) and HIV epidemic trends and in Asia and the Pacific; key features of democratic governance incorporated into HIV responses in Asia and the Pacific; and ongoing governance challenges for HIV responses in the region. Chapter 2 considers the proposals of the report of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General and of the report of the High-Level panel of eminent persons on the post-2015 development agenda, and provides recommendations to strengthen these proposals drawing from HIV response lessons. Chapters 3-5 of this report consider the key features and lessons learned from the following aspects of the governance of HIV responses in Asia and the Pacific in the following areas: Chapter 3: Leadership, policy and planning architecture; Chapter 4: enabling legal and policy environments; Chapter 5:participatory governance. Each of these chapters describes the approaches taken by different countries in Asia and the Pacific when incorporating these aspects of governance in their national HIV responses. At the end of these chapters, there is a summary of the key lessons relevant to the post-2015 development agenda. The final two chapters describe application of democratic governance principles and approaches to responses to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) (chapter 6) and to responses to child and maternal health (chapter 7).
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