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
The narrative description of this project remains the same as in COP 2010, with the following changes for COP 2011.
The Thogomelo project responds to the in-service training needs of community caregivers and supervisors of community caregivers responsible for the care of orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, and their families.
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND SOUTH AFRICAN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
The first two years of operation have shown that there is a high demand for the curricula developed (namely the Thogomelo Psychosocial Support Skills Development Programme for Community Caregivers and the Child Protection Skills Development Programme for Supervisors of Community Caregivers). To strengthen the institutional sustainability of the curricula developed, a third curriculum will be developed in collaboration with DSD and become operational in 2011, the Psychosocial Support for Supervisors of Community Caregivers Skills Development Progamme. Alignment of training service providers, their staff and the Thogomelo Project training materials to local training standards (SAQA and Health and Welfare SETA) continues to pose a challenge to the project given the ongoing impact on project planning and implementation of frequent policy changes within these governing bodies. In FY 03 the Project will engage the HWSETA in the development of dedicated qualifications in psychosocial support and child protection to further the career pathing of community caregivers.
PROVINCIAL IMPLEMENTATION AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN
A provincial implementation planning meeting will take place in each province during October 2010 to embed the Thogomelo project within existing DSD and DOH provincial strategies. Each project is expected to develop specific plans detailing (a) priority districts according to development and health indicators, (b) training targets and (c) budget allocation to cost share scale up of the training. To be attended by National and Provincial DSD (both the HIV/AIDS Care and Support and the Child Protection Directorates), training service providers and local stakeholders, this collaborative process aims to strengthen partnerships and community networks to ensure provincial ownership of the Project and in turn sustain the development of community caregivers and their supervisors beyond the life span of the Project.
Further capacity development of training service providers will continue in FY 03 with(a) accredited training in Facilitation, Assessment and Moderation to ensure accreditation capacity in the provinces and (b) refresher courses for sub-contracted training service providers in curriculum content, facilitation methodologies and ME.
PROVINCIAL ROLL OUTOUT
REDACTED. Provincial DSD is expected to scale up the training in FY 03 with EPWP and capacity development funds.The approach of the project is to integrate care for the caregivers and child protection in the roll out of training so that the skills development programmes complement one another in a systemtic manner.The finalisation of teh verification of Y1 and Y2 learners is a prioirity during FY 03.
EVIDENCE BASED PROGRAMMING AND EMERGING PRACTICE
As the project enters its third year of operation the foundation of training implementation is laid and attention is turning to documenting evidence and lessons learnt. The project has developed two outcome evaluation tools that are directly linked to the training intervention. A uniquely South African psychosocial wellbeing scale is in operation. Capturing the demographic data of community caregivers and a child protection survey tool will become fully operational in FY3 utilizing an innovative mobile technology data gathering. These will act as a pilot for the remainder of the project. It is anticipated that results of these two surveys will continue to inform project development and the caregiver and child protection sectors. A third case study of emerging good practice will be compiled in FY 03 and disseminated through a seminar series.The project will also seek to access fund for an mobiule technology pilot through teh USAID Public/ private initiative in this fiscal year.
Embedding quality in training service provider delivery, materials , documentation and partnerships is key to the sustainability of the project's goals a growing focus during Y3-Y5. A quality assurance policy for the entire project will be developed and implemented in FY 03. The Midterm evaluation of the project will be undertaken in Q2 of FY03. The Mid and Annual Reviews will provide further scope for the assessment of progress, challenges faced and remedial action.