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.
PEPFAR South Sudan recognizes the importance of a functional supply chain management system for an effective HIV program. The success of the PEPFAR program and national program relies on this critical component.
In South Sudan, there are challenges related to difficult terrain, high freight cost, poor transportation infrastructure and remote locations coupled with deficient human capacity for supply chain management. Although the Global Fund supported the supply chain of HIV commodities in 2006-2011, this support has been severely scaled back in the current Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM). Moreover, over the past three years, the level of procurements supported by the PEPFAR South Sudan program has grown exponentially, including from the Treatment Bridge Program.
In FY14, SIAPS will support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in forecasting, quantification, verification and other activities related to PEPFAR-procured commodities. SIAPS is the main USAID mechanism that supports the MoH on supply chain issues, including strengthening pharmaceutical sector governance, enhancing capacity for pharmaceutical supply management and services and introducing rational drug use and quality assurance interventions. SIAPS will embed pharmaceutical specialists within the Logistics Management Unit (LMU) at the Directorate of Pharmaceutical Services in the MoH. Their main role will be to ensure that accurate supply-chain information is collected, shared and used and that the provision of quality, affordable health care products supplied by PEPFAR are procured in a timely manner. SIAPS will collaborate with UNDP/Global Fund warehouse managers to monitor inventory and determine the rate of dispensing commodities.
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.