Empty rituals? A qualitative study of users’ experience of monitoring & evaluation systems in HIV interventions in western India

Anuprita Shukla, Paul Teedon, Flora Cornish

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Abstract

In global health initiatives, particularly in the context of private philanthropy and its ‘business minded’ approach, detailed programme data plays an increasing role in informing assessments, improvements, evaluations, and ultimately continuation or discontinuation of funds for individual programmes. The HIV/AIDS literature predominantly treats monitoring as unproblematic. However, the social science of audit and indicators emphasises the constitutive power of indicators, noting that their effects at a grassroots level are often at odds with the goals specified in policy. This paper investigates users' experiences of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems in the context of HIV interventions in western India. 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7–15
Number of pages9
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Volume168
Early online date26 Aug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

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Keywords

  • HIV interventions
  • western India
  • public health

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