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.
Capacity building of Malawi Defense Force (MDF) in VMMC is the major area of focus for the Department of Defense (DOD) VMMC programme. The goal in FY14 is to reach 5000 males with VMMC services with the objective to support the provision of safe and comprehensive VMMC services at static and outreach sites, generate demand for circumcision services within MDF personnel, ensure that VMMC services actively link men who test positive to HIV care and treatment and assist the MDF to adapt new VMMC technology into their ongoing VMMC programming.
Having exceeded the Phase I target by conducting 5,034 MCs, under Phase II Jhpiego will continue to support the four established VMMC sites to provide routine VMMC service delivery. Jhpiego will also provide ongoing technical support through mentoring and quarterly supportive supervision to the four static sites and to the MDF as a whole. Supportive supervision and coaching will be standard to ensure quality services and Jhpiego will coordinate with MDF and DOD to ensure that data collection efforts are streamlined and not duplicated. Every quarter Jhpiego, in collaboration with MDF, will visit the four static sites to observe the trained providers and coach them accordingly; through the supportive supervision and coaching sessions, Jhpiego will identify service providers in need of mentoring in order to improve the competence of their skills. VMMC providers in the static sites who are experts in VMMC service provision will also be identified and coached as VMMC mentors.
In addition, Jhpiego and MDF, will also conduct supportive supervision and coaching for the HTC counselors who have recently been oriented to VMMC. This supervision and coaching will be done alongside supervision of service providers to ensure continuum of care.
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.