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: 2008
09.P.OP13: RTI - Most At-Risk Populations (MARP)
ACTIVITY UNCHANGED FROM FY2008
This activity focuses on HIV prevention interventions for Most at Risk Populations (MARP) in Botswana
through local civil society organizations. The target groups will likely include sex workers, clients of sex
worker, and women and girls in cross-generational and/or transactional sex. This activity has not been
awarded as of writing, thus its specifics, including target groups, are still to be determined. The objectives
are to increase access to quality HIV/AIDS/STI prevention services for MARP in Botswana and strengthen
the linkages between these services and other critical HIV/AIDS related care and treatment services, such
as PMTCT, ART, VCT, etc. Correct and consistent condom use, effective use of available health care and
other support services, sexual partner reduction, and alcohol abuse reduction/prevention are likely to be
critical HIV prevention themes in these interventions.
In coming months, the prime partner will select 2-3 civil society groups that target MARP in Botswana and
provide both grants for implementation and assistance in organizational and programmatic development. It
will identify and adapt appropriate intervention models for application in Botswana and with the selected
local implementing partner and target population(s). Such models may include peer education programs,
the development of informal support networks among individuals who are Most at Risk of HIV transmission
and infection, and approaches based on popular opinion leader theories of change. It is likely that most
activities will be interpersonal and small group in focus, given the target populations.
PEPFAR will support implementation and expansion of such interventions by the local implementing
partners, by providing training, technical assistance , provision of supportive materials, and operational sub-
grants to those local partners. The local partners may require fairly intensive technical assistance to ensure
high quality service delivery, including periodic on-the-job supervision and support, process evaluation, and
other means. The prime will provide support for organizational capacity in such areas as facilitation skills,
training, peer outreach, curriculum adaptation and implementation, service referrals, IEC material
development, integration of alcohol abuse into HIV prevention, and basic project monitoring and quality
assurance to its grantees.
PEPFAR will offer technical assistance and training to strengthen and formalize referral systems between
those organizations serving MARP and other related community and clinical services to support more
comprehensive service. Clinical services in Botswana are fairly strong and available, and every effort
should be made to strengthen linkages among those and organizations serving MARP.
PEPFAR will promote collaboration with other relevant local coordinating structures to foster increased
coordination of community HIV outreach efforts that target MARP and related groups. In this regard, the
prime shall link with important coordinating bodies such as the DMSACs, national-level coordinating and
technical committees, and District Health Teams, to ensure that the organizations and activities are known,
acceptable, and leveraged to the extent possible. Involvement in relevant advocacy or policy-making
efforts, as they occur, should also be included in this component of the project.
In 2008, the USG will support full scale implementation of programs and focus on technical strengthening of
those programs. Activities may include adaptation or development of additional tools and materials for use
within the interventions. Organizational development will also continue through this funding year and may
focus on program monitoring systems, Board development and maintenance, and personnel manuals,
training, and retention. The prime partner will support incorporation of counseling and testing in the
interventions that the local implementer provide, by, creating formal linkages between them and existing
counseling and testing services that can provide mobile outreach in nontraditional sites (e.g. bus ranks).
New/Continuing Activity: Continuing Activity
Continuing Activity: 17649
Continued Associated Activity Information
Activity Activity ID USG Agency Prime Partner Mechanism Mechanism ID Mechanism Planned Funds
System ID System ID
17649 10115.08 U.S. Agency for Research Triangle 7758 7758.08 TASC3 $1,300,000
10115 10115.07 U.S. Agency for To Be Determined 5340 5340.07