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.
08.P0212 Gender Initiative to Girls' Vulnerability to HIV
The PEPFAR Gender Initiative on Girls' Vulnerability to HIV is part of a set of PEPFAR special gender
initiatives. The program aims to prevent HIV infection among 13-19year-old girls, by 1) developing
innovative program interventions to successfully modify contextual factors associated with increased sexual
risk behavior and rates of HIV infection among these adolescents and 2) assessing the feasibility and
effectiveness of these interventions and their potential for sustainability, scale-up, and transferability to other
settings. Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique are the three countries selected for this Initiative.
Many PEPFAR programs reach adolescent girls through broad-reaching AB prevention activities that focus
on HIV education in church and school settings. However, these programs often do not reach those at
highest risk, who are commonly found outside of these settings. Those at highest risk often need a package
of comprehensive services, including economic strengthening activities, to meet their unique situations. In
addition, many OVC programs focus on younger children and overlook the needs of adolescent orphans,
although this latter group represents a significant proportion of all orphans. This Initiative seeks to address
these programming gaps by implementing and evaluating promising integrated models to reach highly
vulnerable adolescent girls with comprehensive services tailored to their particular needs.
The implementing agency will use a multi-component approach with a focus on the most vulnerable girls to
address the antecedents of risk. They will target the intervention according to the different types of risks
girls face, to both prevent girls from adopting risky behaviors and address the needs of girls already
engaged in risky behaviors. Program components may include the following: HIV prevention education
focused on the "ABC" approach; Non-material support for girls' continuation in, or return to, school;
Outreach and linkages with HIV-related health services as well as reproductive health services such as
pregnancy prevention; Wrap-around or direct support for training in sustainable livelihoods and/or improved
access to economic resources such as development of appropriate age- and gender-specific financial
literacy, development of savings products and related social support mechanisms, sustainable livelihoods
and/or improved access to economic resources, including government-provided entitlements and health
services; Parenting skills among parents and guardians of adolescents; for those adolescents without
parents, developing mentoring programs to ensure all adolescents have support on a continuing basis from
a caring mentor/community member; Empowerment and interpersonal skills to enable girls to adopt and/or
maintain healthy sexual behaviors, including promotion of decision-making power of young girls within
relationships, families and communities; Addressing peer influence by promoting positive group norms and
behaviors; and Addressing community social norms that help to reduce sexual coercion and exploitation
and other harmful practices contributing to girls' vulnerability.
Specific activities are TBD, pending selection of the Task Order contractor and development of the work
plan (anticipated to begin in early FY2008). Approximately 50% of the funding will come from the C/OP
program area, and 50% from the AB program area.
This activity was paid fully by central OGAC funds under a Gender Initiative. We have an opportunity to
provide field dollars as well, in order to increase the scope of the intervention(s) they will support under this