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Measuring changes in PEPFAR-Uganda’s Local Capacity Initiative Coalition Using Network Analysis

Session Number: 2422
Track: Social Network Analysis
Session Type: Poster
Tags: HIV/AIDS, Network Analysis, Policy Advocacy
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Katherine Maria Andrinopoulos [Associate Professor - Tulane University]
Time: Nov 13, 2019 (06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)
Room: Poster 150

Audience Level: Intermediate

Session Abstract (150 words): 

One goal of PEPFAR’s Local Capacity Initiative (LCI) project in Uganda was to strengthen a coalition of organizations working together to increase HIV services for MSM and female sex workers. This study assessed changes in the coalition over time. Methods: A network survey was conducted about nine types of exchange. Data included 16 LCI organizations completing the assessment and/or nominated in 2017 and 2018. Results: Network density increased from 2017 to 2018 for all types of exchange including those that may sustain coalition relationships after project funding.  The largest increases in network density was for joint planning (43%), information exchange (38%) and attending same activity/event (36%). Central organizations changed depending on the type of exchange, and between intervention years. Conclusions: The LCI coalition strengthened over time as organizations were exposed to intervention activities. Quantifying changes in coalition structure is an important way to assess investments in coalition building.

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