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.
$50,000 Programmed in May 2010 will support a continuing activity from FY09. Family Health International (FHI) is a primary partner for strategic information and will be supported in FY 2010 for operational costs associated with HIV surveillance, data synthesis and use activities, and routine program monitoring. Operational costs include staffing and travel for activity implementation. FHI will continue routine monitoring of all its programs, including antiretroviral treatment (ART) services, basic HIV clinical and community-based care, and prevention programs. FHI will improve and share quality assurance/quality improvement (QA/QI) tools with other PEPFAR partners. FHI will also continue working on most at-risk population size estimation, geographic information systems, estimates and projections, data triangulation projects seeking to answer key questions about the current HIV/AIDS epidemic in Vietnam and targeting HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs by interpreting existing data from multiple sources.
The planned HVSI funding amount for FHI will increase considerably compared to FY 2009 because FHI will be the sole recipient of funds for implementing the next round of the integrated biological and behavioral surveillance (IBBS) and conducting the third round of HIV estimates and projections. Over the past decade, and in close collaboration with the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), FHI has conducted four behavioral surveillance surveys, two of which are IBBS. Scheduled biennially, the IBBS provides key MARP data used in Vietnam for program planning and improvement. In the previous two rounds, funding for IBBS was divided between FHI and NIHE. Funding for the third IBBS round, planned for 2010, will be allocated to FHI as a prime partner and NIHE as a sub-partner in order to facilitate the approval processes at the Vietnam Ministry of Health. Funds to FHI will also be used to support the third round of HIV estimates and projections. Funds will be used to: conduct the data collection and analysis for the next five-year project; contract technical assistance from FHI and the East-West Center; hold consensus building and technical development workshops; and direct collaboration with the Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control to complete this exercise. FHI is a key implementing partner of PEPFAR Vietnam and has provided significant technical and implementation support for strategic information in Vietnam. In collaboration with other PEPFAR partners and GVN agencies, FHI has completed the Integrated Biological and Behavioral Survey (IBBS) Round 2 in FY2009. The IBBS Round 2 targeted most at risk populations (IDUs, CSWs, MSM) in 10 provinces in Vietnam including 7 PEPFAR focus provinces. With support from PEPFAR to GVN, the biological and behavioral data from IBBS serves as key HIV/AIDS data at national level and provide valuable information for program planning as decision making at different levels, from national to provincial and program level. To supplement these recent IBBS results, which provide key biological and behavioral data for these populations, there is a critical need to better understand the "how and why" of the reported data to ensure appropriate and precise programming for Vietnam's concentrated HIV/AIDS epidemic.
To provide in-depth explanations for the quantitative information available from IBBS, it is required to have further qualitative information from target MARPs and potential sub-MARPs (e.g. partners of MARPs, overlapping MARP behavior) so that programmers and stakeholders can fully understand about the current epidemic context in Vietnam and how it has evolved over the previous five years.
In FY10, PEPFAR will continue supporting FHI to conduct series of qualitative assessments within these populations to explore further on IBBS quantitative results. FHI will focus on key indicators that affect the epidemic such as linkages between risky behaviors and biological marks, networks of target populations, accessibility of MARPs to HIV/AIDS services, etc. This in-depth qualitative information will be used as key supplement to IBBS quantitative information in program planning for both GVN and PEPFAR.