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: 2011
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.
This is a continuing activity. HHS/CDC builds capacity through agreements with partners or via direct technical assistance (TA) implementation. The Laboratory and Strategic Information Branches are co-located with the Ethiopia Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI), enhancing HHS/CDC’s ability to work directly with the GOE. HHS/CDC’s largest investments in direct TA implementation and material support include:
1)Lab Systems - TA training, accreditation support, and equipment and facilities investments to strengthen the health system through improved infrastructure and human capacity.
2)Strategic Information Capacity – HHS/CDC collaborates with and builds the capacity of EHNRI, regions and other partners in the areas of surveys and surveillance systems including study design), use of information systems, data collection, analysis and use, report writing and dissemination, evaluation of HIV surveillance systems and revision of strategic plans for surveillance and surveys, HHS/CDC also supports the national M&E and HMIS systems.
3)Science - TA to health workers, updating of guidelines and policies, support to program managers and policymakers to improve their understanding and abilities in research methods, ethics, and carrying out evidence-based projects. HHS/CDC assists with the establishment and continuation of Institutional Review Boards.
4)Health Systems Strengthening – support the FMOH to assess management capabilities, address quality standards, and take action to rollout quality improvement focused on improving outcomes from work processes among national and regional managers and PMTCT.
5)Prevention – TA in formative evaluation, piloting of innovative program strategies, sexual networking studies, and cross-program evaluations.
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.