M&E Guidelines for Sex Workers, Men who Have Sex with Men, & Transgender Populations-Service Delivery Level

Adolescent receives counseling prior to HIV test at Gulu Youth Centre in UG. Src-© 2007 Gilbert Awekofua, Courtesy of Photoshare


There is an urgent need to scale up monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of HIV prevention programs serving sex workers (SWs), men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender (TG) populations. Currently, there is limited information on the implementation of services for the prevention and treatment of HIV infection among these populations. A good monitoring and evaluation system can measure the availability of services, guide the implementation of services, and assess their effectiveness.

This course will help learners to apply the Operational Guidelines for Monitoring & Evaluation of HIV Programmes for Sex Workers, Men who have Sex with Men, and Transgender People (Vol II) to strengthen HIV service delivery for these populations.


Continuous Learning Points for USAID Staff

USAID staff who complete this course may claim 2.5 continuous learning points (CLPs) for A/CORs. USAID staff can visit OAA's Professional Development and Training pages for more information.   

Course under review


At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Obtain information necessary for planning the intervention response and set targets at the service delivery level
  • Explain how to implement a system to monitor program activities at the service delivery level
  • Describe how to evaluate whether prevention programs at the service delivery level are effectives in reducing rates of HIV transmission among key populations
  • Use the Checklist to self-assess available data and resources mentioned in the guidelines
  • Know where to look for further information or technical assistance


This course is based on the collaborative work of the Operational Guidelines Team comprised of members of UNAIDS, WHO, UNFPA, UNODC, UNDP, Global Fund, ICASO, USAID, CDC, PEPFAR, DFID, and UNC.


Intended Course Audience

This course can be taken by individuals and groups of stakeholders interested in and working to improve programs for sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender populations. These individuals may include but are not limited to:
  • Networks and organizations representing sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender people at the local level
  • Service delivery providers at the local level
  • NGOs and other civil society groups working at the local level