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 activity provides technical assistance support to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM),
Malawi Government Country Coordinating Mechanism (MGCCM). In February 2007, USG Malawi, together
with the National AIDS Commission (NAC) Government of Malawi (GoM) and Development Partners
welcomed a senior level delegation from the Global Fund Secretariat in Geneva to address bottlenecks and
poor performance of some components of Malawi's 4 GFATM grants. This followed a technical assistance
exercise paid for by central funds through OGAC and implemented by both Capacity Project and Measure
Evaluation in Malawi. As a result of all these efforts, NAC as Principal Recipient of 2 of the grants, together
with the Ministry of Health (MoH) began instituting accelerating committees to oversee rapid grant
performance. Improved oversight was the outcome of the GFCCM retreat in April of 2007 which recognized
the need for an independent secretariat (currently NAC serves that role) which would manage all GFATM
grants including the Health Systems Strengthening and Malaria grants to the MoH. USG Malawi will work
with the GoM on plans to sustain the MGCCM Secretariat beyond an initial 2-year commitment for support.
Pact has global and local expertise in organizational development, financial management, and HIV/AIDS
policy and technical areas, which it will draw upon to provide technical assistance and capacity building for
the Secretariat of the Malawi Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM).
Pact will provide technical, management, and administrative assistance to the MGCCM through its Chair
(the Secretary for the Treasury, Ministry of Finance (MoF) will chair the MGCCM 2007-2010) in restructuring
and strengthening the CCM Secretariat. Global Fund-supported projects and activities relate to all USG
HIV/AIDS activities, including Pact Malawi's activities in other program areas. Strengthening the CCM
Secretariat will improve overall HIV/AIDS programming in Malawi.
Pact began operating in January 2007. In the first six months of the program, Pact staff have provided one-
on-one technical assistance on organizational development matters to the seven roll-over grantees that
Pact has supported. Pact Malawi's efforts will result in a stronger, more efficient CCM Secretariat.
Activity 1: Developing Scope of Work and Work Plan
Pact will work with the MGCCM and NAC to develop a revised scope of work and detailed work plan for the
MGCCM Secretariat. The Secretariat will work on behalf of the CCM to provide better oversight, greater
transparency and all around communication between the CCM, its Chair and the Principal and Sub
Recipients of Global Fund Grants in Malawi.
Activity 2: Recruiting Secretariat implementing Organization and Staff
Pact Malawi, in collaboration with the MGCCM and NAC, will coordinate the process of identifying and
hiring the Secretariat staff, which will comprise of an executive secretary, a program manager, and an
administrative assistant. In the event that a local NGO may be selected to serve as the Secretariat host
organization, Pact will coordinate a competitive process of selecting this organization.
Activity 3: Orient and Train Secretariat implementing Organization and Staff
Pact Malawi, together with the MGCCM and NAC, will orient and train the implementing organization, if
relevant, and the Secretariat staff. This will cover the scope of GFATM programs in Malawi, the mandate of
the GFCCM and the Secretariat, and training in financial management, monitoring, evaluation, and
reporting, organizational development, and HIV/AIDS technical issues.
Activity 4: Support CCM Secretariat Functioning
Currently operational costs of the MGCCM have been provided by NAC. Pact will provide limited funds to
support routine operations costs for the Secretariat, costs associated with CCM meetings, proposal
development workshops, etc., will be met by other sources.