|District Response Initiative in Ghana (JSA Consultants, Ltd) (UNAIDS, 2000, 6 p.)|
In addition to these sustainable internal monitoring mechanisms, there will be an additional monitoring component. The DRI Promotion Organisation will execute a contract to monitor and document the DRI process in Ghana. Monitoring functions will include
· The collection and collation of reviews, reports, other documentation and best practice pieces from the district and regional levels.
· Analysis of collected documentation and the publication of a bi-annual report disseminated at the local, regional, national and international levels.
· Production of Discussion and Issue Papers documenting specific facets of the progress of the DRI in Ghana. These will be presented at various forum including international workshops and conferences.
The aim is to facilitate cross fertilisation of ideas and share learning within Ghana and internationally. Important and pivotal steps Ghana has taken in reaching its current position vis-is the implementation of an expanded District Response Initiative, and the effectiveness of its overall response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, may provide useful information as well as insight into international, regional or country-specific trends.