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: 2012
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 goal of the new Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) is to assure the availability of quality pharmaceutical products and effective pharmaceutical services to achieve desired health outcomes. The SIAPS objective is to promote and utilize a systems strengthening approach consistent with the Global Health Initiative (GHI) that will result in improved and sustainable health impact. To this end, the SIAPS guiding framework and results areas reflect a comprehensive set of dynamic relationships among five health systems building blocks (governance, human resources, information, financing, and service delivery), with a Medical Products Building Block overlay to provide technical content and identify substantive areas of concern. This represents a significant advance over the technical approach of predecessor programs.SIAPS expands the prevailing product availability paradigm to include a continuum of activities that embraces all pharmaceutical management functions, including supply chain management and which extends to patient-centered pharmaceutical services such as counseling to promote adherence to therapy, and pharmacovigilance to ensure patient safety and therapeutic effectiveness. SIAPS solutions will optimize investments in the pharmaceutical sector by the USAID health program elements and donors, address the immediate challenges of ensuring availability of essential medicines, yield measureable results, and demonstrate sustainable systems strengthening. Developing corresponding supportive roadmaps and guidance, and tools to support measurement of success from a health systems strengthening perspective, are among the key activities expected under SIAPS technical leadership and research.
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.