PEPFAR is the US government’s global initiative to combat HIV/AIDS. It is formally part of the Department of State and oversees and directly approves all activities relating to combating HIV/AIDS in priority countries. PEPFAR has improved in comparison to the 2016 Index and is now placed in the ‘good’ category.
We welcome this improvement and now call on PEPFAR to:
- Ensure to get the basics right, such as providing complete titles and descriptions.
- Work towards including the publication of key documents, such as contracts, reviews and evaluations and pre-project impact appraisals.
- Work towards joining up its IATI data with other detailed project data, maximizing the usefulness of its data and the analysis that could follow.
Take responsibility to promote the use of the data they publish: internally, to promote coordination and effectiveness; and externally, to explore online and in-person feedback loops, including at country-level.