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This topic encompasses policy and related documents referring to a perceived need to embed HIV/AIDS strategies in broader development programmes as opposed to separate, isolated responses. Published sources include references to multi-sectoral, multi-dimensional responses, such as promoting social inclusiveness, economic capacity-building and gender equality.

Prepared by: Adam Bowles

Published Resources


  • Policy on Women, the Girl Child and STI/HIV/AIDS, Ministry of Women's & Veterans' Affairs, The Royal Government of Cambodia, July 2003, 21 pp. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • Adams, Stuart, Sheri Fink, Jeff Hoover, Lindsay Knight, David Patterson and Andrew Wilson, World Disasters Report 2008: Focus on HIV and AIDS, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva, 2008, 254 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Annan, Joseph; Benjamin Ofosu-Koranteng, National Development Planning and Implementation Strategy Note and Guide: The Answer Lies Within, UNDP HIV/AIDS Group, UNDP, 2005, 32 pp. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • AusAID Health and HIV Thematic Group, Towards a New International HIV Strategy for Australia, Consultation Paper, AusAID - Australian Agency for International Development, May 2008, 21 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), HIV/AIDS and Australia's Community-Based Sector: A Success Story in HIV Prevention, April 1992, 25 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Björkman, Håkan, HIV/AIDS and Poverty Reduction Strategies, Policy Note, UNDP - United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, August 2002, 20 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • BMZ - German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, In Partnership Against the Pandemic: Germany's Cooperation with Developing Countries in Response to HIV/AIDS, A Policy Paper of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Division of "Development Education and Information", Bonn, October 2004, 25 pp. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • Cohen, Desmond, Mainstreaming the Policy and Programming Response to the HIV Epidemic, Issues Paper No.33, HIV and Development Programme, United Nations Development Programme, 2000, 8 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Collins, Joseph and Bill Rau, AIDS in the Context of Development, UNRISD Programme on Social Policy and Development Paper Number 4, UNRISD - United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva, December 2000, 77 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Commonwealth Secretariat and Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre), Gender Mainstreaming in HIV/AIDS: Taking a Multisectoral Approach, New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Gender Issues, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 2002, 182 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Emerging Social Issues Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Information Kit: Mobilizing Responses to Fight HIV/AIDS in the Asian and the Pacific Region, UNESCAP, December 2005, 50 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme and of the United Nations Population Fund, Contribution of UNDP towards reversing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the context of the United Nations system strategic plan for HIV/AIDS for 2001-2005: Report of the Administrator, DP/2002/3, United Nations, 2002, 12 pp. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • Holden, Sue, Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in Development and Humanitarian Programmes, Oxfam GB, Oxford, 2004, 147 pp. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education, Toolkit for Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in the Education Sector: Guidelines for Development Cooperation Agencies, ED-2007/WS/33 – CLD 2071.7, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, January 2008, 75 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Ivom, Damian O., Preventing HIV/AIDS Among Persons with Disabilities: A Hand Book for Policy Makers, Healthcare Providers and Care Givers of Persons with Disabilities, n/d, 66 pp. (Also available at 37510_preventingHIVamongpersonswithdisabilities_2009.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Jolly, Susie; Wang Ying, Gender Mainstreaming Strategy for the China-UK HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project, Siyanda, Institute of Development Studies, UK, 2 January 2003, 36 pp. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • Knerr, Wendy, Mainstreaming Towards Universal Access: What International Policy-makers and Donors can do to Increase and Improve AIDS Mainstreaming - A Report Based on Research in Burkina Faso, Cambodia, India and Zambia, Policy Report, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, June 2008, 20 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • NACO - National AIDS Control Organisation, Mainstreaming Gender in HIV Programmes, Policy Guidelines, Draft for Review, NACO, 2008, 13 pp. (Also available at GENDER%20POLICY%20Final%2019%20MARCH%202008.doc) [ Details... ]
  • Paxton, Susan, Intersections - Gender, HIV, and Infrastructure Operations: Lessons from Selected ADB-Financed Transport Sector Projects, ADB - Asian Development Bank, Manila, August 2009, 118 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS; UNDP - United Nations Development Programme, Mainstreaming AIDS in Development Instruments and Processes at the National Level: A Review of Experiences, September 2005, UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Geneva, December 2005, 120 pp. (Also available at mainstreaming_aids%20in_dev_instr_rep_28nov05_en.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • UNDP - United Nations Development Programme, Corporate Strategy on HIV/AIDS, UNDP, New York, 2001, 11 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNDP - United Nations Development Programme, Supporting National HIV/AIDS Responses: An Implementation Approach, UNDP, 2004. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Refugees, HIV and AIDS: UNHCR's Strategic Plan 2005-2007, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, n/d, 36 pp. (Also available at [ Details... ]