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.
SANKHANI Moyenela is Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) scale-up project being implemented in three districts in Southern Malawi, where there is a high HIV prevalence and low VMMC rate. In COP14, SANKHANI will contribute to reduction of HIV risk through VMMC expansion among males 10–49 years. The scale-up plan is aligned to Malawi National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (2012-2016) that identifies VMMC as key component of HIV prevention for reducing new HIV infections.
In COP13, SANKHANI is working in three districts of Zomba, Thyolo and Chikwawa, and in COP14, they will focus VMMC services in Zomba district only due to reduction in COP14 funding for VMMC. SANKHANI’s key approaches include the following: 1) support to Ministry of Health (MoH) in development of an implementation framework for the national operational plan; 2) development of a standardized quality assurance package; 3) provision of quality VMMC services through fixed, outreach and mobile sites, and dedicated campaigns; and 4) targeted demand generation. In collaboration with MoH, SANKHANI will explore supporting the pilot of early infant male circumcision (EIMC) in Malawi.
For sustainability and provision of high quality VMMC services, SANKHANI will build capacity of MoH providers, M&E officers and program managers to enhance VMMC monitoring, evaluation and research. This will especially focus on utilization of data to drive efficient programming and decision-making. SANKHANI will continue efforts to integrate VMMC M&E into MoH Health Management Information System. Quarterly progress reports from District Health Information System will be prepared and submitted to MoH’s Central Monitoring and Evaluation Department, HIV Department and USAID.
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.