Technical cooperation and the HIV epidemic: Strengthening capacity to respond - Working Paper 4
The study draws on relevant technical cooperation experience worldwide
– undertaken by the ILO and other agencies - in support of activities to
address the complex issues of HIV and AIDS. Its objective is to strengthen the
global ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the world of work. This new ILO
programme is moving forward from the development of the Code of Practice
to its implementation as a tool for HIV/AIDS workplace policies and practices that are effective and sustainable.
The study evaluates experience in delivering technical support in response to HIV/AIDS, drawing lessons on how best to plan and deliver activities in this area. It is evident from the range of experience reviewed that many issues need to be considered in establishing mechanisms for effective technical support. More specifically, and in relation to the needs of the ILO’s traditional partners, the study reviews experience in relevant areas such as capacity development, institution building, employment promotion, legal reform and programme implementation.
Finally, the study establishes the parameters for effective technical
cooperation by the ILO: first, as it develops activities designed to mainstream HIV/AIDS within its own programmes, and secondly, as it assists
governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations to address HIV/AIDS
and its impact in the world of work.