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 development of the Accountability International Scorecard Methodology:

Read a synopsis of how we develop each scorecard and how we developed the AI Scorecard Grading Methodology Development Process.