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: 2012
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.
The Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services Program (SIAPS) is a five-year cooperative agreement managed centrally by the Health Systems Division of USAID and awarded in October 2011. SIAPS will assure the availability of quality pharmaceutical products and effective pharmaceutical services to achieve desired health outcomes consistent with the Global Health Initiative. SIAPS will continue to provide technical leadership and assistance in pharmaceutical system strengthening with a deliberate focus on patient-centered services and health outcomes. SIAPS results areas address the intersection between 5 components of the health system, namely governance, human resources, information, financing, service delivery and medical products to expand access to quality pharmaceutical products and effective pharmaceutical services. Expected outcomes according to the SIAPS results framework are: Pharmaceutical sector governance strengthened; Capacity of personnel for the provision of pharmaceutical services enhanced; Use of information for decision-making for pharmaceutical services improved; Financing mechanisms strengthened to increase access to medicines; Improved medical products availability; and, Improved rational use of medicine and patient safety.
SIAPS is committed to achieving these objectives by working closely with the National Department of Health (DoH), Provincial Departments of Health (PDOHs), PEPFAR partners and local organizations. SIAPS will use a health system-strengthening approach, build local capacity and develop strategic partnerships to achieve the program goal of strengthening the capacity of pharmaceutical systems at all levels. This goal supports the SAG’s priority health programs and initiatives to improve health outcomes
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.