The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Software and Models
The Resource Estimation Tool for Advocacy (RETA) is a new tool to estimate resource needs for scaling up comprehensive HIV prevention programming for men who have sex with men and transgenders. RETA estimates the resources needed for a five-year period, based on user input of population size estimates, target coverage levels, and local costs of HIV prevention services. It was developed for use by civil society groups and can estimate resource needs at local, municipal, provincial, or national levels. RETA allows users to plan how specific services can or should be targeted at sub-populations of men who have sex with men to more accurately project the funding needs. By comparing the resource estimates with expected resources, RETA estimates the resource gaps.
Civil society organizations can work in coalition and/or with local government to use the information RETA produces to advocate with governments and donors for increased investment in HIV prevention programming for men who have sex with men and transgenders. RETA produces information that is easy to read and use. RETA automatically generates reports and creates graphs and charts that are designed to answer key questions from donors and program planners, in a format that makes them simple to copy into reports and funding proposals. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register as a RETA user so you can be informed of updates and other notifications.
There are now 4 RETA versions: The original MSM version, plus adaptions for sex workers (and clients), injecting drug users, and transgenders.
Some of the files in this software package were developed by our predecessor projects, the POLICY Project and the USAID|Health Policy Project, and the links will open files from those project websites.
- Resource Estimation Tool for Advocacy (IDU) (XLS 2,648.1 kb 8/30/2012)
- Resource Estimation Tool for Advocacy (MSM) (XLS 1,602.6 kb 8/30/2012)
- Resource Estimation Tool for Advocacy (RETA) (PDF 328.4 kb 12/10/2009)
- Resource Estimation Tool for Advocacy (RETA). Version 2.0. User's Guide (PDF 2,066.7 kb 8/30/2012)
- Resource Estimation Tool for Advocacy (SW) (XLS 1,632.8 kb 8/30/2012)
- Resource Estimation Tool for Advocacy (TG) (XLS 1,461.8 kb 8/30/2012)