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.
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.
This mechanism supports the Ministry of Defence/Namibia Defense Force (MOD/NDF) in providing 10,000 circumcisions to military personnel, their families and surrounding civilian communities in selected regions of Namibia. Capacity building embedded in the program will facilitate the transition of program ownership to MOD/NDF. The program aligns with the Namibia Global Health Initiative 2011-2015/16, which points to the urgency of addressing human resource challenges through staff and capacity building for improvement in health care services. This mechanism will support MOD/NDF to develop a comprehensive plan for reaching military men through the establishment of static and satellite outreach VMMC services in and around military sites. PEPFAR will support capacity building, logistics, demand-generation, implementation of models for optimizing volume and efficiency, M&E, and transition planning. The program will collaborate with DOD partners’ I-TECH and SFH to implement VMMC and coordinate demand generation directed at new and existing military personnel. A program-supported M&E plan will build capacity in utilizing data for decision-making, program planning, monitoring and advocacy. This program will leverage existing NDF resources, such as NDF tents for additional space during campaigns, HIV test kits, and other VMMC consumables and supplies. Additionally, this program will advocate that MOD/NDF include a budget line for VMMC supplies in their annual budget so that resources are available to continue VMMC services. This program will also ensure that MOD/NDF staffs participate in supportive supervision visits and mentoring as part of capacity building and long-term sustainability. These elements combined will ensure human resource sustainability of the project.
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.
This mechanism has no published performance targets or indicators.