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
To provide support, training and technical assistance to the Ghana AIDS Commission and national AIDS Control program (Government of Ghana) for long term capacity building in Strategic Information towards improvement of surveillance and monitoring and evaluation throughout Ghana.
1. University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) has been collaborating with the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) and the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) at Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the assessment of high-priority most at-risk populations in Ghana, namely female sex workers (FSW) and men who have sex with men (MSM). UCSF worked with GAC, NACP and other stakeholders to identify existing data and will collaborate in enhancing surveillance, program and special studies to help identify surveillance gaps to be addressed with in-country partners.2. UCSF will continue to provide technical assistance and mentoring to support the development and fielding of MARPs surveillance and size estimation activities. Working with GAC and RIPS, CDC through its partner UCSF has been implementing the first ever nationwide large scale survey on MSM. Formative research was completed in December 2010. Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) study has been completed in five site, and will be completed in another site by November of 2011, following which data will be analyzed and a report written on the findings around middle of 2012.3. UCSF will continue to provide on-going technical assistance and capacity development to GAC, NACP, GHS and other Ghanian stakeholders in the planning, protocol development, implementation, analysis and dissemination of bio-behavioral surveys among hard-to-reach populations as determined by Ghana stakeholders. This includes leading the bio-behavioral part of the study on Kayayei that will be undertaken in 2011 - 2012.4. Support additional SI activities as specifically determined and prioritized by in-country stakeholders including a data synthesis/triangulation exercise including the development of a relational database of current surveillance, M&E and research activities in Ghana.