PEPFAR's annual planning process is done either at the country (COP) or regional level (ROP).
PEPFAR's programs are implemented through implementing partners who apply for funding based on PEPFAR's published Requests for Applications.
Since 2010, PEPFAR COPs have grouped implementing partners according to an organizational type. We have retroactively applied these classifications to earlier years in the database as well.
Also called "Strategic Areas", these are general areas of HIV programming. Each program area has several corresponding budget codes.
Specific areas of HIV programming. Budget Codes are the lowest level of spending data available.
Expenditure Program Areas track general areas of PEPFAR expenditure.
Subdivisions of Program Areas, these track general higher level sub-classifications of expenditure.
Subdivisions of Major categories, these are the most detailed expenditure data.
Cross-cutting attributions are areas of PEPFAR programming that contribute across several program areas. They contain limited indicative information related to aspects such as human resources, health infrastructure, or key populations programming. However, they represent only a small proportion of the total funds that PEPFAR allocates through the COP process. Additionally, they have changed significantly over the years. As such, analysis and interpretation of these data should be approached carefully. Learn more
PEPFAR sets targets using the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) System - documentation for which can be found on PEPFAR's website at https://www.pepfar.gov/reports/guidance/. As with most data on this website, the targets here have been extracted from the COP documents. Targets are for the fiscal year following each COP year, such that selecting 2016 will access targets for FY2017. This feature is currently experimental and should be used for exploratory purposes only at present.
Years of mechanism: 2013
NOTE: The following is taken from summaries released by PEPFAR on the PEPFAR Data Dashboard. They are incomplete summary paragraphs only and do not contain the full mechanism details. When the full narratives are released, we will update the mechanism pages accordingly.
The Bridge USAID Program for Strengthening the Central America Response to HIV/AIDS (USAID/PASCA) will implement specific country activities in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama, as well as regional activities that cover all Central America and Honduras. The focus of the project is policy and systems strengthening activities that are pillars of the Partnership Framework in the region and keys principles of GHI. Activities support responses to HIV in the following strategic areas: a) planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating national HIV strategic plans; b) advocacy and political dialog to strengthen the response to HIV, and c) business sector involvement including workplace policies on HIV. Main activities are to provide technical assistance and training to: strengthen and evaluate information systems to respond to HIV; analyze policies, develop studies on HIV policies, and implement policies; improve institutional capabilities of governmental, non-governmental, and business-sector organizations in strategic planning, resource management, and network and alliance development; strengthen organizational capacity of MARPs NGOs; develop policy-level dialogue related to sexual and gender-based violence that ensures the participation of multi-sectorial representatives in the design, implementation and monitoring of SGBV activities.
Sustainability: The project provides technical assistance to MOHs, civil society and the private sector to build the skills they need to be leaders in their programs or advocate for the rights of MARPS. Also, PASCA will assist the Ministry of Health Council in the development of its Regional Sustainability Strategy to decrease vulnerability to the progressive decrease of international resources
Since COP2014, PEPFAR no longer produces narratives for every mechanism it funds. However, PEPFAR has now included performance targets or indicator information for each mechanism based on the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) system. The MER guidance is available on PEPFAR's website https://www.pepfar.gov/reports/guidance/. Note that COP years 2014-2015 were under a previous version of the MER system and the indicators and definitions may have changed as of the new 2.0 guidance.
This mechanism has no published performance targets or indicators.