Linking Policy to Programming

Linking Policy to Programming

Linking Policy to Programming (LPP) is a regional project seeking to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for young key populations in five Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries – Angola, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The project aims to accomplish this through strengthening the HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) related rights of young key populations in law, policy and strategy.

The project is a part of global follow up efforts to implement the recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, which called for reforms to ensure that laws and policies are grounded in evidence and human rights, and programmes that reduce stigma and discrimination.

UNDP implements the project, in partnership with the African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), and the Health Economics and HV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Funding for the project is provided by a five-year grant (2016 to 2020) from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs through its Leave No One Behind initiative.

Young key populations are the focus of the LPP project, specifically young sex workers, young men who have sex with men, young people who use drugs, young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex and young people in prisons. National level activities are implemented in five focus countries: Angola, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

To learn more, read our Project Brief: English | French | Portuguese

Linking Policy to Programming publications

Project overview

Status: Active
Project start date: October 2016
Estimated end date: December 2020
Grant value: $8 million
Geographic coverage: Angola, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Focus area: HIV, Health and Development; Governance and Peacebuilding
Contact: Senelisiwe Ntshangase,
Partners: AMSHeR, HEARD