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No more broken promises: Challenges and opportunities for key populations in demanding more transparency, accountability, and participation in the global response against the HIV and AIDS epidemic

The global fight against HIV/AIDS continues to pose challenges: infection rates are on the rise in many settings, stigma and discrimination remain rampant, and the global response is under increasing financial pressure. There is a high risk of losing what has been achieved so far in the fight against HIV and AIDS, but also the momentum to meet the so-called Fast Track targets for 2030. In...

Can Knowledge Trigger Change?

The developmental challenges facing the world are daunting. Extreme poverty and social exclusion persist. Socio-economic inequality and fundamentalism are on the increase, exacerbated by the adverse effects of climate change and the global crises of food, fuel and finance. In this rapidly changing global socio-political landscape, the development sector is struggling to address such dilemmas....

Like a bridge over troubled waters: Dialogues of policy, practitioner and academic knowledges

The Dutch government proposes to reform its knowledge policies of development cooperation. The intention is to create four knowledge platforms on the themes of security and the law, water, food security, and sexual and reproductive health and rights, with possibly one more general, overarching platform. A clear vision seems to be lacking though.

Our first question is what is the goal of...

Estudio sobre barreras legales en Guatemala de la propiedad intelectual aplicada a la adquisición de medicamentos ARV para VIH

En los tres anteriores estudios realizados por ITPC-LATCA se ha concluido que para el caso de Guatemala los derechos de propiedad intelectual no han permitido obtener precios internacionales de referencia para la compra de algunos medicamentos ARV/VIH como el Lopinavir/Ritonavir que ha mantenido su precio de dos a tres veces más por encima del precio de referencia internacional, generando...

III Estudio comparativo de precios de medicamentos (ARVs) y factores relacionados en 6 paises de Latinoamerica

El presente estudio de tipo comunitario, es una continuidad actualizada a dos estudios anteriores realizados en los años 2012 y 2013. Tiene como objetivo comparar precios de medicamentos antirretrovirales (ARVs) para el año 2013, identificando el comportamiento de algunos de los factores relacionados al acceso a medicamentos antirretrovirales y la realización de pruebas de CD4 y carga viral en...

II Estudio comparativo de precios de medicamentos (ARVs) y factores relacionados en 6 paises de Latinoamerica

Tras varios años de realizar acciones de incidencia para mejorar el acceso a tratamientos antirretrovirales, los activistas y la sociedad civil en América Latina han tenido resultados variados en cada país, resultados que son producto de situaciones muy particulares en cada uno, como las regulaciones respecto al proceso de compras, la falta de apoyo político expresado en presupuestos...

Estudio comparativo de precios de medicamentos (ARVs) y factores relacionados en 6 paises de Latinoamerica

El acceso a tratamiento VIH/ SIDA en América Latina ha ido mejorando en la última década, salvando la vida de cientos de miles de personas a lo largo y ancho del continente. Como señala un reciente informe de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, nuestra región ha encabezado la provisión de tratamiento antirretroviral (TAR) y, en términos generales, los países han adoptado políticas que...

Creating shared value in the rose supply chain

Hivos established the Women @ Work (W@W) program with the aim of promoting decent work for women who earn their living in global horticultural production chains. The program enlists the participation of Southern partners spread over Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia), with a consumer advocacy component, housed within Hivos headquarters in The Hague, aimed at promoting “...

Baseline survey on citizen's perception of the media report

The Kenya media programme (KMP) is a programme of Hivos whose aim is to strengthen the existing media landscape in Kenya. KMP's overall objective is to contribute to a responsible, accountable and transparent governance environment and therefore a more stable Kenya. In its bid to strengthen the media sector, KMP has identified the media as the key driver of accountability and good governance...

BIG Voices in small spaces: A report of the public survey on the role of media in promoting transparency and accountability

The Kenya Media Programme (KMP) envisages a second four-year phase effective April 2015 and hopes to address sector wide efforts and challenges faced by the media. This is part of the reason why it was necessary to undertake a national public survey to establish how effective the media is in improving transparency and accountability in Kenya.

The outcome of this research which was...

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