Secondary Data Sources
The secondary data sources used in this evaluation included financial data, programmatic monitoring data, clinical data, global indicator data, and publicly available documents. These are described briefly here, with additional information provided where data are presented in the subsequent chapters as well as in Appendix C. Financial data were received from OGAC, extracted from publicly available PEPFAR documents, and gathered from other external sources including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Center for Global Development. PEPFAR’s program monitoring indicators were received from OGAC, and additional clinical data representing programs implemented by Track 1.0 partners were received from the CDC. Some additional data analyses were provided directly by one Track 1.0 partner. Another source of information was global indicator data, primarily from UNAIDS. Finally, document review drew upon a wide range of publicly available sources, including PEPFAR documents, reports from PEPFAR-supported activities and evaluations, reports from organizations external to PEPFAR, and published literature.
Data Analysis and Interpretation
As described in more detail in Appendix C, primary and secondary data were analyzed, using appropriate methodologies, by the members of the evaluation committee, the study staff team, and consultants with specialized knowledge in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The committee, staff, and consultants took steps to assess and ensure the quality and completeness of the data used for the evaluation, and they took into account these factors in the interpretation of the data. The methods used to assure the quality of the primary data collected by the committee and the secondary data received through data requests are described in Appendix C. When existing data analyses were used, the committee and consultants reviewed and assessed the methodology and quality of the data in the original analyses.
The mandate of the committee was to draw conclusions and to make recommendations across the whole of the program. Wherever possible, data presentations, analyses and interpretation are presented in this report across all of the 31 PEPFAR partner countries defined as the focus of the evaluation. However, data sources with comparable and comprehensive data across all of these countries were very limited. To ensure that this constraint would not overly limit the scope of the evaluation findings, the committee also identified subsets of countries and components within programmatic areas for which more robust data could be gathered to contribute to the