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
University California San Franciscos (UCSF) overall strategy is to work with GAP-Tanzania to provide the training, TA, and long-term capacity building to improve HIV prevention and care programs, surveillance systems, and the ability to use results to guide program planning, program improvements, and allocation of resources. To help achieve this, UCSF works with GAP-Tanzania, the USG PEPFAR team, NACP, ZACP, TACAIDS, MOHSW, the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), and other bilateral and multilateral donor agencies to help Tanzanian institutions sustainably reduce HIV transmission, improve HIV/AIDS care and treatment, collect and use data, and manage national programs. The implemented activities are aligned with GHIs strategy of improving and strengthening the health systems through improved M&E systems.
TA is provided to leaders and staff in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar to improve monitoring and evaluation systems, as well as the usage and management of data for program improvement. UCSF does not directly implement projects, but rather provides TA and support to projects. In-country staff have been hired and capacitated to reduce the need for international travel. In addition, local agencies will require less support over time to conduct M&E activities. UCSF routinely tracks the number of people trained and assesses the quality of the training through evaluations, as well at the outcomes of the TA (e.g. reports and data use).
UCSF will continue to provide TA in M&E to the national HIV program. UCSF will assist with the finalization and dissemination of the National M&E Plan, as well as the data quality guidelines. In addition, support to finalize the ART Outcomes Evaluation Report will be provided. UCSF will provide data quality, data use, and M&E and cohort trainings, as required and requested by the National AIDS Control Program.
In a technical assistance role, UCSF will increase the capacity to collect and use data for program monitoring and improvement through training and other supportive activities. These activities will increase the national capacity for M&E and eventually allow the national program to sustain their own M&E system will less or no support.
Recent assessments conducted by the Global Fund and PEPFAR have highlighted a major gap in data collection, reporting, and use within the national HIV Program. These gaps in M&E have highlighted a lack of training and capacity in data systems and use as well as general understanding of M&E within the National HIV Program, therefore a need for training and capacity building in these areas is critical.
Following an assessment of M&E training capacity, UCSF will assist CDC/GAP Tanzania in developing a training program addressing the lack of capacity for M&E in the country. UCSF will provide support in curriculum development, faculty development, and overall management and administration of academic programs. The proposed training program aims to increase national capacity for M&E through pre-service training. Building capacity in M&E will improve the efficiency of all HIV programs by enabling national leaders to prioritize programs based on evidence from their own program. The program will also provide scholarships to a number of students to increase pre-service enrollment and contribute to providing a cadre of new health professionals.
UCSF will provide technical support to National AIDS Control Program (NACP) by implementing activities for monitoring programs jointly with district and regional health management teams, and by helping to build leadership capacity at national, regional and local levels. The partner has planned activities for COP 2012 that will help build capacity at the national level to better monitor ART programs. UCSF will assist with the dissemination of the revised care and treatment tools and indicators, and the implementation of the data quality guidelines. This will involve in-service trainings and mentorship.
UCSF will also provide in-service training on cohort reporting for patients on ARVs. This activity aims at improving retention of patients on ART. UCSF will provide in-service training with the aim of increasing the capacity to collect and use data for program monitoring and improvement through training and other supportive activities. These activities will increase the national capacity for M&E on care and treatment and eventually allow the national program to sustain their own M&E system will less or no support.