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Current Projects


This is a partnership project between CEGAA and World Vision SA where CEGAA provides support on budget monitoring and expenditure tracking of health and education policies and World Vision implements its Citizen Voices and Action (CVA) at district level. The project covers five districts.

OSISA Budget Monitoring Project.

This project is conducted in partnership with TALC Zambia, strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations in Zambia to build evidence and use it to influence policies and budgets for maternal, newborn, child and women’s health (MNCWH).

PATH Project on Research and Development Budget Tracking.

CEGAA has been commissioned by PATH to conduct track government spending on general R&D and specific health R&D to understand government’s financial commitment to innovation for effective health resourcing and policy implementation.

Completed Projects

NASA - Uganda

Partnering with HealthNet Consult, we have provided input for the design and development of National AIDS Spending Assessment tools, conducted initial training, and undertaken an in-country visit for problem-solving, skills enhancement and quality assurance.

Monitoring Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Working with Amanitare and HerWai, we are supporting gender organisations engaged in promoting and protecting sexual and reproductive health rights in their countries to enhance their policy analysis, budget surveillance and advocacy.

HIV/AIDS and Health Budget Monitoring in Southern Africa

In this project, funded by Oxfam-Novib, CEGAA provided capacity-building to coalitions of civil society organisations in each country to undertake participatory budget monitoring and expenditure tracking around issues of health and HIV/AIDS.
In Zambia, we worked with TALC (Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign), and the findings of our report were shared during a National Voluntary Counselling and Testing Day gathering held on 1 July 2011 in Kapiri Mponshi.

Costing of the HIV/AIDS response in South Africa and its impact

On behalf of the Results for Development Institute and South Africa's national Department of Health and Treasury, CEGAA estimated the resources required for various scenarios in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa. As a contribution to the aids2031 Project, this work entailed reviewing all existing unit costs in the region, developing a useful database of the responses, modelling the impact of different intervention choices, and costing these to show the overall financial outlay and gains of the response options.

Parliamentarian training programmes

On request, we provide training for parliamentarians in economic governance and financial management, including costing, budgeting monitoring and expenditure tracking.

Various training and capacity-building activities

CEGAA continues to develop and deliver training modules on health financing, costing, budgeting, financial management and community monitoring tools. One such workshop was delivered on behalf of the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Health Economics and AIDS Research Division (HEARD) for SADC programme managers (October 2010), and another for Master's students in Maternal Health.

National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) and Resource Needs Estimation Training and Pre-Training Activities

CEGAA successfully delivered a NASA and RNE training for several East and Southern African countries, in conjunction with the UNAIDS Technical Support Facility (TSF) in Johannesburg, South Africa (23-29 September 2007). Prior to the training, the participants collected data on domestic spending for HIV/AIDS and the unit costs of HIV/AIDS interventions. CEGAA undertook the technical support and oversight of these activities to 12 consultants from six countries, as well as the editing and finalisation of their reports.

CSO Budget Monitoring and Expenditure Tracking Training

CEGAA conducted training for countries in East and Southern Africa on HIV/AIDS and health budget monitoring and expenditure tracking (BMET). The initial training workshop was held in June 2007, in collaboration with the International Budget Partnership (IBP). This work was supported by the Ford Foundation.

Aid Harmonisation and Alignment Framework for Action for the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

CEGAA undertook a review of aid architecture relating to HIV/AIDS, as well as an assessment of progress towards the Paris Declaration with regard to harmonisation and alignment of aid for HIV/AIDS, for the SADC Secretariat. The findings were well-received at the SADC National AIDS Council Directors' meeting (October 2007), and contributed to the rigour of the SADC Communiqué. Subsequently, CEGAA drafted the SADC Framework for Action for Harmonisation and Alignment, which was adopted by the SADC members