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: 2010
C-SEP is a three year cooperative agreement implemented by Save the Children. Its goal is to help orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) realize their full potential by strengthening participation in quality early childhood development (ECD) and psychosocial support (PSS). C-SEP will accomplish this goal by increasing access to and quality of ECD and PSS programs; improving household and community capacity to promote ECD and PSS; and strengthening policies and capacities in ECD and PSS. These activities support the Impact Mitigation goal of the Malawi Partnership Framework.
C-SEP is being implemented in 3 districts (Blantyre, Chiradzulu and Zomba), and works with the Ministries of Gender, Children and Community Development (MoGCCD), Health, and Education at the district level. In addition to the ministries, C-SEP works with the ECD network and community structures to ensure government-led collaboration and networking to identify opportunities for leveraging community resources to support the delivery of ECD and PSS. To ensure cost effectiveness in its implementation, C-SEP undertook a community resource mapping to identify leveraging opportunities and identified low-cost solutions to ensuring long-term availability of services at community level including the involvement of volunteers to deliver ECD and PSS services, strengthening parenting practices, and home-to-center linkages. Working through district level structures, and building the capacity of various actors and developing joint transitional plans for OVC graduating from ECD to primary schools, C-SEP ensures that over time local players will have capacity to deliver ECD and PSS. Monitoring and evaluation plans include joint supervision, quarterly reviews, baseline and reporting against set indicators.
C-SEP is implemented by Save the Children. Its goal is to help orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) realize their full potential by strengthening OVC participation in quality early childhood development (ECD) and psychosocial support (PSS). The key objectives are increasing access to and quality of ECD and PSS; improving local capacity to promote ECD and PSS; and strengthening ECD and PSS policies. This activity furthers PEPFARs objectives by strengthening families as primary care givers of children and supporting communities to create and support protective environments for children 0-5 years of age.
By raising awareness of the importance of ECD and working with and building the capacity of local actors government structures, community volunteers and caregivers at the household level C-SEP ensures increased availability and promotion of and capacity to provide PSS and ECD services now and beyond C-SEPs period of performance. C-SEP ensures that OVCs have access to education at an earlier age and have an equal start in schooling. By conducting a baseline, review meetings and data collection, C-SEP will create evidence that ECD is critical for OVCs.
C-SEP was successful in supporting the establishment of 68 community-based child care centers (CBCCs) and childrens corners (CCs), and trained 285 caregivers. During 2010/11, 4,672 OVCs were in enrolled at CBCCs, and by end of 2011, C-SEP had transitioned 850 children to 41 centers in primary schools. C-SEPs accomplishments also include training 30 officials in the Journey of Life series and 284 Children Counselors to support the CCs, and 7,938 children participating in the CCs.
Low education and literacy levels affected caregiver selection and training as extra attention was given to people with low education levels. Malawi has set a minimum education level at primary school completion and this seems to address the challenge. Fuel scarcity has affected C-SEP and the project is looking at ways of ensuring constant fuel availability through bulk buying.