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 ICAP/UTAP implementing mechanism focuses on evaluative activities and documentation of key programmatic areas for all ICAP and MOH supported work.
ICAP/UTAP supports the strategic information component of the Human and Institutional Capacity Development pillar the PFIP. Specifically, this activity contributes to strengthened systems for strategic information and data for decision making. Better use of data for decision making in turn contributes to program improvement under the care and treatment pillar of the PFIP.
The target population for ICAP/UTAP is the MOH Strategic Information Department (SID) at the national and regional levels, facility staff and community-based sub-grantees.
ICAP/UTAP is contributing to efforts to improve the cost efficiency of M&E support activities in Swaziland by working within one national M&E system and by participating in forums to reduce duplication and overlap for improved coordination and impact of M&E support.
ICAP/UTAP is building the capacity of the National ART program to undertake routine data quality assessment and utilize routinely collected data for decision making. ICAP/UTAP is also strengthening the capacity of SID to conduct a range of M&E activities that can better document program implementation and inform program planners.
The ICAP/UTAP effort will be assessed on its adherence to planned activities and achievement of set targets, including strengthened local M&E capacity.
During COP 2012/13, ICAP/UTAP will continue to build the capacity of the Swaziland National ART Program (SNAP) in data analysis and utilization. ICAP/UTAP will also undertake the following three special evaluative activities.
1. Based on the findings of the FY2011 feasibility study, ICAP/UTAP will undertake a nationwide comparative study to establish the effect of expert client support on long term clinical outcomes. This will be an important study to determine the value of sustaining the expert client program for the MOH.
2. ART initiation and services have been rapidly decentralized throughout the country with ICAPs support. During this funding period, ICAP/UTAP will support an evaluation of service quality within this decentralized public sector system. The findings of this evaluation will contribute to planning for the sustainability of decentralized ART services.
3. ICAP/UTAP will support an evaluation of the effectiveness of community and health facility efforts to retain clients in pre-ART. The findings of this review will help to guide future resource investments.