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.
Project SEARCH Supporting Evaluation and Research to Combat HIV/AIDS (SEARCH) is an Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) from USAID awarded to five organizations to support HIV/AIDS research and evaluation in developing countries. Project SEARCH may be used for:
Developing and evaluating models of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs
Conducting public health evaluations to investigate effectiveness of interventions and translating results into public health guidelines
Identifying and disseminating best practices to improve program efficiency and effectiveness
Developing national and international standards and indicators for the purpose of program monitoring and evaluation
Conducting analysis of clinical, community-level, and population-based epidemiologic, demographic, and surveillance data
Testing program implementation models including research on practical applications of new technologies and intervention models in resource-poor settings
Carrying out feasibility studies, community preparedness studies, and policy analyses
Developing local capacity in applied research and ethical procedures by increasing technical skills of in-country investigators and providing technical assistance to local institutions
PEPFAR Swaziland began providing resources into Project Search with FY08 PF funds, and then again with FY09 PF funds. Additional resources provided with FY10 funding will allow for three activities to be fully realized that will complement national prevention priorities and fit into the Partnership Framework sexual prevention pillar. The three activities are:
- An assessment of HIV risks amongst key Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) and the development of a pilot program targeting those groups. This will support PEPFAR's PFIP commitment to elevate programming in support of MARPs.
- Capacity development of students spearheading HIV prevention efforts at UNISWA to support the PFIP commitment to address youth as a priority population.
- An assessment of multiple concurrent partners (MCPs) and their role as a key driver in the HIV epidemic in Swaziland. This will support the PFIP commitment to address the key drivers of the epidemic in developing a national SBCC strategy.
The geographic coverage of this survey will be national, while the MARPS and University activities will be confined to the specific localities where the target populations congregate.
Male norms will be addressed through all three activities
In COP10 HVAB funds will be allocated to Project Search to continue a study of MCPs, an undisputed, driving force of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Swaziland. While some data have been collected in the recent DHS and other national samplings, no survey to date has effectively mapped this driver to fully understand the underlying factors of the particular context in Swaziland. To better inform future prevention programming, MCPs must be more fully understood so that all interventions can be data driven. With the COP 10 allocation and this additional one-time funding, sufficient funds will be available for Project Search to complete this critical assessment as an early Framework benchmark.
Funding to support capacity development of UNISWA students to further HIV prevention efforts amongst their peers will be split between HVAB and HVOP funds. Support to college students is severely limited in Swaziland, yet they remain a population significantly at risk of contracting HIV. It is promising that UNISWA students have been motivated to begin programs to support and educate one another. Efforts to expand and enhance their work will be sought from long-term technical assistance providers affiliated with JHU.
In COP10 HVOP funds will be allocated to Project Search to finalize a pilot program serving MARPs in Swaziland. In the context of a generalized epidemic, MARPs represent a very small proportion of new infections, but even so, warrant a targeted approach to HIV prevention due to their unique risk factors. Key programs for men who have sex with men (MSM), commercial sex workers (CSWs), mobile populations and other groups as they are identified in the initial assessment will be developed. This activity will be linked to prevention activities that are undertaken by other PEPFAR Swaziland partners to ensure coordination throughout the Kingdom.
Funding to support capacity development of UNISWA students to further HIV prevention efforts amongst their peers will be split between HVAB and HVOP funds. Support to college students is severely limited in Swaziland, yet they remain a population significantly at risk of contracting HIV. It is promising that UNISWA students have been motivated to begin programs to support and educate one another. Efforts to expand and enhance their work will be sought from long-term technical assistance providers affiliated with JHU