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
This is a continuing Track-1 ABY activity.
Y-CHOICES is an AB activity focused on HIV-prevention. The program is designed to reach in-school and
out-of-school children and youth in urban and semi-urban areas. The program is being implemented in
partnership with 25 local nongovernmental organizations (NGO) across nine regions and two city
Specific objectives of the program include: 1) promote healthy sexual behaviors that will lead to decreased
risky sexual activities among youth, families, and communities through the provision of skills-based
knowledge and building capacities of youth; 2) scale up and expand community-focused programs for
behavior change education targeting youth to bring about healthy sexual behaviors and reduce harmful
sexual practices; and 3) improve and strengthen the environment for family discourse on social issues
critical to healthy behavior change and to the reduction of harmful sexual practices by youth and their
In FY05 and FY06, Pact and its implementing partners reached 1,766,469 secondary school and 720,771
primary school students, 860,089 out-of-school and 386,065 adults. FY07 supplemental funds enabled Pact
to provide 126 primary schools Sports for Life training and small grants to undertake abstinence and life
skills development activities. Community conversation training was provided to out-of-school clubs and
traditional community based organizations as an effort to improve child-parent interaction and quality of the
ongoing Y-CHOICES activities. Gender is a crosscutting theme and is incorporated into all training and
outreach activities. The Y-CHOICES program anticipates 40% female participation.
In FY 08, Pact will expand partnerships to reach old and new school partners, out-of-school youth clubs and
local faith-based associations. The project will support training of trainers in Sports for Life approaches for
100 school children and NGO representatives; and in Community Conversation approaches for 50 NGO
representatives. The project will provide small grants to 25 local NGOs to implement activities in schools
and communities and will provide small grants to 126 schools to strengthen club activities and organize
health clubs in elementary schools.
In order to meet the Y-CHOICES program objectives, various strategies will be employed at different levels.
Pact will strengthen the capacity of its partner local NGO through technical training to enable them to
successfully manage and implement ABY programs. The partners will in turn train AB program facilitators
(peer educators and mentors) in secondary and primary schools, out-of-school youth clubs and traditional
community based organizations. The trained facilitators will also organize and undertake diverse behavior
change focused community out reach programs , including peer learning, mass education, drama, question
and answer contests, adult-child dialogue, community conversation and mini-media broadcast through AB
messages targeted at grassroot-level outlets.
Expected short-term results include strengthened local NGO's capacity to implement effective ABY
programs; increased school and out-of-school clubs and traditional community based organizations
initiatives to combat HIV spread; improved knowledge and skills to transmit HIV/AIDS-related messages to
target groups, and improved life skills and child-parent communication resulting in informed choices and
behavior change contributing to a measurable decrease in HIV infection.
This activity is linked with the MET, Healthy-CHOICES as well as other ABY programs. Its implementation is
coordinated with community-based organizations and government structures in operational areas.
The Y-CHOICES program primarily targets in-school and out-of- school youth and children within the 10-24
age bracket. The program fosters youth-adult partnership in HIV prevention reaching adults/parents who are
members of traditional community based organizations. The participation of adults and parents will address
the prevalent weak child-parent communication practice on sexuality issues. The youth-parent partnership
is expected to promote open communication about HIV/AIDS and sexuality issues at family level and result
in a more supportive family environment.
The emphasis areas of this program are addressing male norms and behavior and increasing gender equity
in HIV/AIDS programs. Through involving parents and adults in the activity the program will strengthen
community and communication between youth and adults. The program actively engages women in
participating in the facilitators program. Those engaged in the program will receive training on behavior
change that will directly affect male norms and female involvement.