Publication Date: April 2008
Publisher: Center for Global Development; Center for Global Development
Author(s): Nandini Oomman; Michael Bernstein; Steven Rosenzweig; Nandini Oomman; Michael Bernstein; Steven Rosenzweig
Research Area: Health
The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the single largest funder of global AIDS relief programs, but it does not regularly release data on how its money is spent. In this report, CGD's HIV/AIDS Monitor Team analyzes a newly available dataset of PEPFAR funding. They find, among other things, that only 30% of funds in 15 focus countries have gone to local organizations. They urge PEPFAR to regularly publish such funding data to improve transparency and strengthen coordination with host country governments and other stakeholders, and they suggest actions PEPFAR should take to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of its programs.