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
In support of Goal Area 1, Public Policies for a Sustainable National Response, of the Dominican Republic Partnership Framework, MEASURE Evaluation will support the government to implement the Single Unified Monitoring and Evaluation System (SUME) and strengthen the Monitoring and Evaluation capacity of local partners. The SUME system is mandated by the HIV/AIDS law and was developed in collaboration with the National Council on HIV/AIDS (CONAVIHSIDA). The system collects monitoring and evaluation information from the public, private and non-profit sectors. MEASURE will continue to participate in the national HIV Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Technical Working Group (TWG) to provide technical assistance to the government and local partners. In order to become more cost efficient, MEASURE will shift from the intensive launch of the SUME system to focus on specific issues related to implementing the system. Over time, CONAVIHSIDA will build the capacity to take on more of these technical assistance responsibilities in order to make the impact more sustainable. Furthermore, MEASURE will continue to actively build the management and technical capacity of the Center of Demographic Studies (CESDEM) to conduct Data Quality Audits (DQAs) in order to transition support directly to CESDEM.
The overall goal of MEASURE Evaluations support is to improve the monitoring and evaluation capacity of the government and local partners. It will do so by supporting CONAVIHSIDA to implement the SUME system, participating in the national HIV M&E TWG, training local partners in M&E, and supporting DQAs. The SUME system will facilitate the collection, management, analysis, and use of monitoring and evaluation data by the GODR so it can properly exercise its role as steward of the health system. Furthermore, MEASUREs training of local partners will build their capacity to collect, analyze and use monitoring and evaluation data. And lastly, support to CESDEM on technical and management issues will ensure the existence of an independent entity providing high-quality data. In addition to MEASUREs support, both the Technical Assistance mechanism and the Umbrella mechanism are expected to build the capacity of local organizations to use the SUME system.