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“The difference for most, between a saved life and a sustained life, is the move beyond access to life - saving medicines …to cost-effective community-led leadership & capacity development  and economic empowerment strategies"

 

Adopting a community-led human rights and empowerment approach to combat stigma and discrimination towards vulnerable and marginalised groups in the Caribbean region. The project has produced meaningful results and lessons learned. Click here for more

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Overview

AID Inc.  was founded in 2004, by  academic lecturers and specialist consultants,  working in close partnership with community actors and decision-makers. The company was intially formed to fill an urgent need for comprehensive policy and health/social research and skills-building in the Caribbean region and to operate as a programme management unit for mobilising regional and international research and consultant teams, in delivering hands on technical assistance, national and regional surveys, rapid reviews to inform policy issues and debates and manage implementation short medium and longer term programmes and projects .

We use our expertise in both quantitative and qualitative techniques to accurately identify, measure, monitor and evaluate problematic issues, system dynamics, outcomes and impending scenarios across all our research and consulting technical areas representing priority health and social development issues in the regions we target. We go further to develop and implement evidence-based  policies, strategies and programmes solutions to alleviate these issues and their impacts.

 

Innovative and Effective Partnerships:

We operate through our core team and long-standing partnerships with associate consultants and specialists in our focus areas. During this extended era of constrained resources, this means the key to our efficiency is in our contained overheads, development of innovative products that imorve efficiency of our operatons, resource-sharing, promotion of country ownership and strengthened local NGO institutional capacities through meaningful  engagement and lasting partnerships. Not least, our wide-reaching community, government, private sector and consultant/expert partnerships during fact-finding and programme implementation;

We believe that local,organisational and community empowerment and mobilisation for change                                  are key to attaining and sustaining national and global heath & developmental goals and best practices. 

 

Our Clients and Funding Partners 

We serve a diverse group of clients who we refer to as our core funding or implementing  partners. These include National and  regional governments, international organizations, foundations, non-profit associations and institutions, and businesses.

Our  International and regional working partners and funders for relevant projects have included, but are not limited to: DFID, World Bank, EU, Ford Foundation, GFATM, International Labour Organisation (ILO),  US Department of Labor, MAC AIDS Fund, Options UK, HIV Alliance, UNAIDS, UNDP, University of the West Indies (UWI), Univeristy of North Carolina, University Research company (URC), ICRW, Measure Evaluation, UN Women, USAID, PEPFAR, WHO/PAHO, Dance4life Interntional and Dance4life Caribbean, Caribbean Media Broadcast partnerhsip, PWC, EY.

 

Our Core Focus

We have a strong track record in managing and implementing short, medium-term programmes and projects, and in capacity-building and institutional strengthening.  We specialise in the health and social development sectors, health systems research and evaluation and M&E consultancies, to inform policy and programme development and services restructuring. We undertake policy analyses and reviews and analysis, operational research on the outcomes and impact of health and social initiatives, strategic planning, M&E systems development We also undertake programming  within education and private sector firms and operate as a knowledge hub, providing programming and research training and institutional strengthening for governments, CSOs, NGO, universities and national champions.

 
Country experience of  core staff  spans East and West Africa, Australia, UK, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, the OECS the UK Overseas Territories, Sierra Leone, Peru. 
 
Experiences of our core associates spans all continents.  
 

Since 2004 our Focus areas have included; 

  • Community Development and Empowerment
  • Youth Empowerment and Risk-Reduction
  • Human Rights, Media and Advocacy  action across a number of key focus areas:
    • Reducing stigma and discrimination towards vulnerable and marginalised populations
    • Prevention of trafficking 
    • Preventing Violence against Women and Girls 
    • Promoting Access to Services
  • Strategic Planning for National Health Programmes
  • Private Sector Mobilisation into Social and Health programmes  
  • Ongoing Health Service Decision Support and Benchmarking 
  • Health Services Policy Analysis and Development
  • Health Service Financing strategies and Health Services Costing 
  • Health Economics-  Economic Evaluation of health technologies and programme outcomes 
  • Design and implementation of Community-Based and Led Operational Research for Programme Design and Evaluation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Health and Social services programmes
  • Health and Social Services Software development and Technical Assistance.

However, due to the wide-reaching nature of the skills and qualifications of associates and core staff, we apply our extensive knowledge-base and problem-solving expertise across a vast range of health and social issues that hold back country and regional development.