Laws and Policies Analytics is the online platform for policy data related to the AIDS response collected in line with the global commitments outlined in the 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS by UNAIDS and the World Health Organization (WHO). The purpose of the platform is to make policy data available, promote accountability and support joint analysis of policy information with other relevant data to inform national AIDS responses.
The main data source is the National Commitments and Policy Instrument (NCPI), a component of Global AIDS Monitoring (GAM). The 2021 Political Declaration adopted at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in June 2021 mandated UNAIDS to support countries in reporting on the commitments in the Political Declaration. UNAIDS, WHO and UNICEF have collected country progress reports from United Nations Member States to monitor the current and previous political declarations every two years since 2004 and every year since 2012.
The NCPI has been a component of global AIDS monitoring since 2003 and was implemented every two years until 2014. The NCPI underwent an extensive review between 2014 and 2016. The new version of the NCPI was implemented for the first time in 2017; it is included in GAM every two years. A shorter questionnaire consisting of a subset of NCPI questions is included in GAM during interim years. The NCPI was further revised in 2021 to align with targets and commitments adopted in the 2021-2026 UNAIDS Strategy and the 2021 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS.
The NCPI is a questionnaire consisting of two parts: part A, completed by national authorities, and part B, completed by civil society representatives and other nongovernmental partners involved in the AIDS response. During the recommended process for completing the NCPI and GAM reporting overall, countries are encouraged to conduct a validation workshop to jointly analyse indicator data, including on AIDS expenditure, and policy data, in order to identify progress, gaps, challenges and the next steps towards national targets and commitments.
A validation process of data submitted through the NCPI is undertaken. Following submission of the NCPI by countries, responses are reviewed and compared with other available data.
The 2022 questionnaire and guidelines for completing the NCPI are available at:
Previous versions of the questionnaire and guidelines are available at:
Data displayed on this platform on the existence of laws and policies are sourced from the NCPI and complementary data sources, including global databases, legal reviews and national legal documents. Source information is provided.
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.