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.
Expenditure Sub-Program Areas track more specific PEPFAR expenditures.
Object classes provide highly specific ways that implementing partners are spending PEPFAR funds on programming.
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
Beneficiary Expenditure data identify how PEPFAR programming is targeted at reaching different populations.
Sub-Beneficiary Expenditure data highlight more specific populations targeted for HIV prevention and treatment interventions.
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: 2011
This is the second year of the activity. IT graduates from Botho college are being placed at the DHMT to provide IT support to the DHMT and clinics. Interested recent graduates are identified through a competitive process and selected candidates are offered a one-year, PEPFAR-supported paid attachment. These funds are expected to cover approximately 46 IT officers. The site assignments will be made after a needs assessment. This proposal also seeks to expand the district health IT officer project into the Institutes of Health Sciences (IHS). IHS is the largest teaching institute for health professionals in the country, yet most graduates are not intimately acquainted and/or trained on the technology that is utilized at service delivery points. Funds from this proposal would place one IT officer at each of the eight IHS facilities in the country.
The aim of this activity is to solidify the progress that has been made in other areas of technology deployment by providing adequate IT support. Without such support, the roll-out of electronic medical records, among many other technology tools, will not be capable of reaching its maximum potential. Currently, through a public private partnership (PPP) that PEPFAR/Botswana supports, Botho College places IT attachments in districts to assist small health facilities that are not receiving adequate support for their technological infrastructure. The output indicator will be the number of facilities and programs reporting in a timely fashion. This proxy indicator sheds light on how well systems are functioning. Through the use of trend data, timely reporting comparisons to previous years will be conducted as well as form a baseline for monitoring facility reporting following the projects completion. This district health IT officer project was designed to be funded by PEPFAR/Botswana for three consecutive one-year attachments, at which point the Government of Botswana (GOB) would consider absorption or project completion. This is the second year of the project. The project has received high praise from GOB and this proposal would extend the project to other areas in need of technological support. Graduates of this internship have been hired by GOB.