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: 2010
NOTE: The following is taken from summaries released by PEPFAR on the PEPFAR Data Dashboard. They are incomplete summary paragraphs only and do not contain the full mechanism details. When the full narratives are released, we will update the mechanism pages accordingly.
I-TECH, in collaboration with the Department of AIDS Control (DAC) and CDC, will continue to strengthen India’s HIV/AIDS care and treatment national response, serving DAC’s five-year goal of “Improved, expanded, equitable and sustainable service delivery”. This will occur through targeted institutional and human resource-strengthening activities, with the regional Centers of ART Excellence (CoEs) and Pediatric CoEs (PCoEs). These goals and objectives are aligned with Goal Four, Health Systems Strengthening, of PEPFAR/India’s country strategy.
I-TECH provides national coverage via technical assistance (TA) to the network of CoEs/PCoEs, targeting people living with HIV across India. I-TECH’s sustainable strategies include distance learning to reach maximum numbers of clinicians at minimal cost, access to shared information and data, and highly targeted TA based on individual CoE/PCoE needs, all with the aim of increasing capacity and improving performance among staff throughout the national system.
Its TA approach to build sustainable capacity within the national ART program, and in turn ensure high-quality ART services, is an innovative model that can be adopted by the CoEs/PCoEs and other GOI structures to further develop and sustain systems improvement after USG support concludes.
I-TECH will continue to actively monitor implementation progress and outputs across activities to ensure adherence to work plans, inform opportunities for quality improvement, and provide reporting data to CDC and other stakeholders. Outcomes will be evaluated using methods and instruments such as training pre- and post-tests, feedback forms, surveys, and targeted qualitative assessments.
Since COP2014, PEPFAR no longer produces narratives for every mechanism it funds. However, PEPFAR has now included performance targets or indicator information for each mechanism based on the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) system. The MER guidance is available on PEPFAR's website https://www.pepfar.gov/reports/guidance/. Note that COP years 2014-2015 were under a previous version of the MER system and the indicators and definitions may have changed as of the new 2.0 guidance.