The Joint Programme continues to embrace change to effectively deliver on its mandate in an increasingly complex and unpredictable environment. To inform those efforts, and in the context of the financial stabilization of the Joint Programme, as well as calls for greater transparency, efficiency and results focus, and the evolving demands of the AIDS epidemic, the Joint Programme convened the Global Review Panel in 2017 to provide recommendations on refining and reinforcing its model.

The Panel found that the Joint Programme remains an indispensable actor in the AIDS ecosystem and that it is more relevant than ever. It validated the unique joint programming and joint working approach, which reduces duplication and increases efficiency. It found that the Joint Programme is highly effective in leveraging the competencies of Cosponsors and other partners in the AIDS ecosystem towards a more coherent multisectoral and multistakeholder response. The Panel further emphasized that the Joint Programme embodies approaches demanded by Agenda 2030 and represents a model 20 years ahead of its time.

The Joint Programme welcomes the Panel’s specific, actionable recommendations on financing and accountability, joint working and governance. In taking forward these recommendations, the Joint Programme will be guided by three overarching objectives: to deploy human and financial resources where they are needed most; to reinvigorate country-level joint work and collaborative action; and to reinforce accountability and results for people.

The UBRAF must be fully funded for the Joint Programme to remain fully functional and keep the world on-track to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030