Glossary

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Advocacy
Support for, or arguing in favour of, a cause, idea, or policy. Advocacy groups seek to increase public awareness of a particular issue or set of issues, and try to influence change at policy level.
Aid architecture
The way in which the organisations of aid are structured, function and relate to each other. How the aid industry works, from the policies, procedures, flows of resources, nature of the different organisations involved in international assistance.
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
ARVs
Anti-retroviral (drugs) are medications for the treatment of infection by retroviruses, primarily HIV. ARVs are recommended for retroviral treatment for people with AIDS.