AIDS in South Africa- Report on Intergovernmental Funding Flows for Integrated Response in the Social Sector

This report analyses provincial capacity and spending procedures currently impacting on the effectiveness of earmarked grants, and assesses the success of the new funding approach that channels HIV/AIDS funds to the provinces via an unconditional block grant. Analysis is based on official budget documents and interviews with national and provincial officials in social service departments and treasuries. The report concludes with recommendations on effective funding mechanisms for transferring funds to the provinces for HIV/AIDS interventions.