UNAIDS – ‘good value for money for UK aid’

13 December 2013

In a report released on 11 December, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) stated that UNAIDS is ‘good value for money for UK aid’.

The report outlines that UNAIDS ‘exceeded expectations’ in cost and value consciousness, notably achieving a 13% efficiency saving (approx. $42 million) in administration costs between 2011 and 2012, following a wide-ranging organizational restructure.  Progress in this area was enough for UNAIDS to move to a higher value for money category from their 2011 report, the only organization to do so in this current report.   

The 2013 review is used by DFID to determine the level of funding to multilateral organizations. In 2012/2013, DFID gave around £3.25 billion of UK aid as core funding through the multilateral organizations.

As a result of the report’s findings the United Kingdom has increased its contributions to UNAIDS from £10 million a year to £15 million a year for 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.


"This report is extremely encouraging and recognizes the work we are doing to improving efficiency and effectiveness. UNAIDS will continue to be focused on strengthening impact and results while reinforcing our unique mechanisms for budgeting, resource allocation, and accountability."

Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director