In its first year in 2004, Accountability International consulted with various stakeholders in the global HIV/AIDS community about the need for a country rating and what such a rating should look like. Accountability International concluded that a rating was indeed needed and that it was appropriate that an independent organization would develop it.

As a result of these consultations, in 2006, the Accountability International Country Rating Initiative was launched.

This page covers the original (AIDS) Accountability International Scorecard methodology development. For information on all of our scorecards and our evolving and responsive methodology and newer scorecards please click on the VIEW OUR SCORECARDS LINK.