National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS

National AIDS Spending assessment (NASA) 2011-2013

Date of Publication: 
1 August 2016


The Government of Swaziland committed to the conduct of a full National AIDS Spending Assessment to track actual HIV and AIDS  pending from public, international and private sources covering the periods 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13. The financial data collected covered public, external and private spending on HIV and AIDS as well as funds channeled through government. NASA is an international methodology for HIV and AIDS resource tracking and refers to the systematic, periodic, and exhaustive tracking of the actual spending by various HIV and AIDS stakeholders in the international, public and private sectors. The resource tracking methodology is aimed at following the money from the source up to the beneficiaries receiving goods and services NASA comprise specific boundaries around the transactions related to HIV and AIDS, functions that include eight programmatic areas: (1) prevention, (2) care and treatment, (3) orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), (4) Programme management and administration, (5) human resources, (6) Social protection and social services, (7) Enabling environment (8) HIV related research. All sources of data were obtained from both primary and secondary sources. For primary data, a total of 92 organizations were sampled (17 external donors, 25 public institutions, 25 international NGOs and 35 FBO/CSO/NGOs) On the basis of information provided by funding sources and service providers, the study attempted to reconstruct overall spending on HIV and AIDS programmes in Swaziland. Funding
come from three main sources: public, external (international) and private sources. Like many developing countries, the national response to HIV and AIDS in Swaziland is to a large extent sustained by external assistance secured from bilateral and multilateral organizations. The objectives of the NASA are as follows:

  • To track HIV and AIDS financing and expenditure by various stakeholders in the public, donor and private sub-sectors for the financial years 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/2013 respectively;
  • To catalyse and facilitate actions which strengthen capacities to effectively track expenditures on HIV and AIDS, and synthesize this data into strategic information for decision-making
  • To develop guidelines on how to institutionalize the function of routine financial monitoring utilizing tools adapted from the NASA methodology Special tracking of indirect or system-wide spending by government attributable to HIV and AIDS service provision


NASA 2011-2013