Tromp, N., Prawiranegara, R., Subhan Riparev, H., Siregar, A., Sunjaya, D., & Baltussen, R. (2014). Priority setting in HIV/AIDS control in West Java Indonesia: An evaluation based on the accountability for reasonableness framework. Health Policy and Planning, 30(3), 345–355. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czu020
The article discussed HIV/AIDS priority setting in West Java Indonesia with the purpose of evaluating the priority setting process against the four conditions of the accountability for reasonableness framework. As it was stated in the study, many felt that Indonesia’s resource was still not enough to fully respond to the HIV AIDS epidemic which made it harder to prioritize intervention. The researchers reviewed documents and employed qualitative interview among 22 research participants, in which they found that the criteria said before were used implicitly. Moreover, public regulations weren’t made to ensure fair priority setting. The 4 conditions of the framework were suggested to be improved by the authors towards the situation in West Java, as it would be useful in determining the priorities for HIV intervention. This study could further be used to help local government in developing better HIV AIDS programs, while also better allocating resources towards said programs.