Responding to HIV/AIDS in Africa:  Connecting Public Administration, Policy and...

The Department of Politics and Public Administration in partnership with the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Makerere University, Uganda

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The Responding to HIV/AIDS in Africa:  Connecting Public Administration, Policy and Communities project examines the role of public administration systems in the delivery of effective HIV/AIDS policies. It is concerned with the relationships between public administrators and other agencies and organisations responsible for developing and implementing HIV/AIDS policy, and with how these policy networks engage with affected individuals and communities. Some African governments have been more successful in addressing the pandemic than others, and this project will compare their approaches to the administration of policy, charting how policy is understood, interpreted and delivered within relevant policy networks. It will identify criteria that determine optimal policy implementation, while employing an emancipatory approach which envisages the research process itself as a means to promote the development of sustainable networks, capabilities and pro-poor policy outcomes.