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Cost-effectiveness analysis



This topic encompasses policy and related documents referring to the evaluation of HIV/AIDS initiatives in terms of financial cost as measured against social or other benefit. Published resources include such evaluation of particular programs as well as cost-effectiveness in the context of more general national strategies and resource allocation.

Prepared by: Bruce A. Smith

Published Resources


  • Feasibility Assessment of Using Antiretroviral Therapy to Prevent Vertical Transmission of HIV From Mother to Child in Cambodia, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, November 1999, 33 pp. (Also available at Rep_of_an_assessment_of_feasibility_of_use_of_Niverapine_CAM.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • An Evaluation of the MoH/NGO Home Care Programme for People with HIV/AIDS in Cambodia, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, June 2000, 106 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • ActionAid International, Commitment to Care: The Role of Donor Countries and Multilateral Institutions in Financing HIV/AIDS Programmes, International Aids Conference 2004 briefing paper, ActionAid International, Johannesburg, June 2004, 8 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • ADB - Asian Development Bank, Fighting HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ADB Technical Assistance Report), ADB, May 2006, 18 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • DeMaria, Lisa M., Sergio A. Bautista‐Arredondo and Omar Galárraga, What Works to Prevent and Treat AIDS: A Review of Cost-effectiveness Literature with a Long-term Perspective, Draft Working Paper, Results for Development Institute; aids2031, n/d, 36 pp. (Also available at What%20Works%20to%20Prevent%20and%20Treat%20AIDS.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • FHI - Family Health International, Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Strategic Framework, FHI, Arlington, VA, 2001, 21 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • FHI - Family Health International, Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV: A Strategic Framework, FHI, Arlington, VA, June 2004, 35 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Hsu, Lee-Nah, Building Dynamic Democratic Governance and HIV/Resilient Societies, Building Regional HIV Resilience, UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development Programme, UNAIDS - The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, February 2004, 70 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Spreading the Light of Science: Guidelines on Harm Reduction Related to Injecting Drug Use, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva, 2003, 60 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Over, Mead, Peter Heywood, Julian Gold, Indrani Gupta, Subhash Hira and Elliot Marseille, HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention in India: Modeling the Costs and Consequences, Human Development Network Health, Nutrition, and Population Series, The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, Washington, 2004, 156 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Saphonn, Vonthanak, Chhea Chhorvann, Heng Sopheab, Ung Luyna and Ros Seilava, The Long Costs and Financing of HIV/AIDS in Cambodia, aids2031, December 2010, 49 pp. (Also available at Cambodia_FINAL_PDF.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Singh, Susheela, Jackqueline E. Darroch, Michael Vlassoff, Jennifer Nadeau, Adding It Up: The Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care, AGI - The Alan Guttmacher Institute, AGI & UNFPA, 2003, 40 pp. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • Stop TB Department and Department of HIV/AIDS, WHO - World Health Organization, Strategic Framework to Decrease the Burden of TB/HIV, WHO - World Health Organization, Geneva, 2002, 49 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNAIDS - Joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS, Costing Guidelines for HIV/AIDS Intervention Strategies, ADB-UNAIDS Study Series: Tool 1, For use in estimating Resource Needs, Scaling-up and Strategic Planning in the Asia/Pacific region, 1st edn, ADB - Asian Development Bank, UNAIDS, Geneva, February 2004, 54 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNDP HIV/AIDS Practice Team, User Manual: MDG-Consistent HIV/AIDS Costing Model for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP Regional HIV and Development Programme for Asia Pacific, Colombo, n/d, 39 pp. (Also available at [ Details... ]