Domestic public budget for HIV

Export Indicator

Budget for HIV and AIDS programmes from domestic public sources
What it measures

Monitors allocated and executed government budget earmarked for HIV programmes, along with perceived near-term trends in budget (i.e., next year’s budget). 

The total domestic public resources allocated and executed for HIV from central and subnational levels are to be reported.

Rationale

Domestic resources have contributed significantly to the HIV funding landscape over the last decade. In recent years, domestic resources have accounted for more than half of the total financial resources for HIV in low- and middle-income countries. 

The monitoring of domestic public budgets and their short-term forecasts aims to foster global efforts to mobilize resources to achieve the targets to end AIDS by 2030.

Data type:

Currency and monetary values, and categorical variables indicating the magnitude of change to represent short-term forecasts of the domestic funding landscape.

Numerator

Not applicable

Denominator

Not applicable

Calculation

Planned and executed budgets by each fiscal year. 

The relevant department of government financial statistics maintains the budgets allocated to various sectors. Many countries may have earmarked budgets for HIV and AIDS programmes, while some may have budgets for those activities under different sectors. 

The indicator aims to capture the budget for HIV and AIDS activities allocated through the government’s own sources of funding. Budgeted activities funded through external aid transfers from foreign entities must be excluded. 

Virtually all countries have an earmarked public budget for HIV, even while not all HIV expenditures are derived from budgets. The scope of budgets may differ occasionally across countries, but trends are useful for in-country analysis.

Method of measurement

Budget analysis 

Note: The short-term forecast for the approaching fiscal year must be reported based on the information obtained through the government finance statistics, the Ministry of Health or the National AIDS Commission. 

Measurement frequency

Annually for fiscal year

Disaggregation
  • Budgets by level of government (i.e., national/federal, provincial/state/district or municipal/city/local) as appropriate in each country. 
  • If segmented budgetary units exist (e.g., social security institutions or national AIDS bodies), they should be reported separately.
Strengths and weaknesses

The data quality may be robust in countries that have earmarked budgets for HIV. When there are no earmarked budgets for HIV, it may need coordination between government departments concerned with health and social welfare. When service provision is integrated within facilities, such expenditures will not be identified easily in earmarked budgets.

Further information

Annex 1