Project profile — Regional HIV/AIDS Partnership Program


IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (44001)
2009-02-12 - 2015-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• North of Sahara, regional (14.29%)
• South of Sahara, regional (85.71%)


• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (70.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Social mitigation of HIV/AIDS (16064) (20.00%)
• Other Multisector: Multisector aid (43010) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


CIDA is assisting the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in addressing the regional challlenges of HIV/AIDS in the Horn of Africa. This program has been established by IGAD in partnership with the World Bank (WB) to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS among cross-border and mobile populations in IGAD's member states: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda. CIDA's financial support over a four-year period (2009-2013) will allow the scaling up of priority IRAPP activities to be determined by National AIDS Authorities and IGAD. This could include: 1) training for front-line health workers; 2) epidemiological studies that will facilitate an increased understanding of the drivers of the epidemic in cross-border mobile populations; 3) the addition of a gender equality specialist within the Project Facilitation Office (PFO); and 4) the targeting of additional sites and/or additional cross-border populations such as truck drivers.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Although the project was approved in 2009, the Agreement between CIDA and the World Bank was signed in June 2011. The program however has been in effect by the World Bank (WB) since 2007. As of March 2012, the program met and in some cases surpassed some of its targets. IRAPP supported sites (National Aids Commissions and UNHCR) have increased to 37 in 2011. There were 15 sites in 2009, of which 8 NACs and 7 UNHCR supported sites. All sites are providing free STI/HIV prevention, care, treatment and support services to the cross border mobile population (CBMPs), internally displaced population (IDPs), refugees, host and surrounding community. The services are targeting in particular the female sex workers, long distance truck drivers and youth. The target population get an integrated health sector response and community based HIV services including free condom promotion and distribution. The number of people reached through community based services was 132,921 in 2011 in the targeted areas compared to 79 325 in 2010. The total number of pregnant women who were referred for antiretroviral treatment to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission was 1410. Condoms were highly promoted and distributed in IRAPP community based sites. The number of male condoms distributed in 2011 reached 1,976,976; of which 18,173 female condoms distributed compared to 1,227,224 male and 7329 female condoms distributed in 2010. Since the onset of the project, a total of 4,355,769 condoms were distributed in the IRAPP supported sites.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
13-01-2017 Disbursement -$274,565
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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