Improving HIV Outcomes: Framework and Toolkit for South-to-South Technical Assistance in the PEPFAR Gender Strategic Areas

A key strategy for maximizing financial resources and strengthening human resource capacity within and across countries is south-to-south (S2S) technical assistance, defined as an exchange of expertise and resources between two or more developing countries on a bilateral, regional, subregional, or interregional basis. This framework and toolkit serve to guide PEPFAR country teams to facilitate the planning and implementation of S2S technical assistance to advance PEPFAR’s Human Rights and Partnership agendas through a cost-effective approach that builds capacity of local organizations in the PEPFAR gender strategic areas to improve HIV outcomes and strengthen efforts to control the HIV epidemic.