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.
In a November 2011, implementing partners gathered with PEPFAR and GKOS representatives todiscuss the milestones, challenges and successes of the Male Circumcision program in Swaziland. Inaddition, participants discussed recommendations for moving forward with the program in the country.The recommendations included reduced numbers of staff on the clinical teams and reduced number ofsites. For communication efforts the recommendations focused on increasing ownership of demandcreation teams at the site level, increasing door-to-door activities and ensuring that messages respond tothe findings of a recent pulse taking exercise which identified fear of pain, lack of enough information andbad stories and myths about circumcision as barriers to MC uptake by men. To ensure a smoothtransition from the MC Accelerated Saturation Initiative (ASI) to the Combination Prevention Program(CPP) with no gap in service delivery, PSI started proving MC clinical services from January 1st 2012.Futures Group will continue supporting demand creation and quality assurance activities until March 31st,2012, a time when PSI will assume support of all MC related activities in Swaziland using their existingpipeline. Logistics, commodities and supplies will remain under SCMS whilst their funding allows, i.e. toapproximately September 2012. Data Management and M&E will be transitioned over from JSI toPSI/CPP in the course of this year.
In the first half of FY12, Futures Group will support MC demand creation (DC) and quality assuranceactivities using existing pipeline. The DC creation activities will focus on the barriers to MC uptake whichwere cited in a recent "pulse taking" exercise (e.g. fear of Pain, lack of enough information and badstories and myths about circumcision). A number of strategies were developed by Futures Group, incollaboration with the Swaziland National AIDS Program, to address these barriers. In addition, FuturesGroup also took into account the discussion and recommendations from the November 2011 meetingwith PEPFAR and GKOS in coming up with MC demand creation activities for the period until March31st, 2012. Recommendations were focused on increasing ownership of demand creation teams at thesite level, increasing door to door activities and ensuring that messages respond to the pulse takingresearch about the barriers to action for MC by those men who have yet to go for MC. Futures Group willuse community events, mass media, on the ground communications and partnerships as the platform forimplementing the above strategies. PSI is working with the Soka Uncobe team and the national MC TWGto identify strategies for prioritizing and continuing MC communication strategies beyond March 31, 2012.These activities will be implemented under PSI's Combination Prevention Program. Futures Group willcontinue supporting the delivery of a quality MC program in Swaziland through supporting the QualityAssurance program in Swaziland until March 31, 2012 at which point PSI will take full responsibility of theactivities.