Interagency Collaborative for Program Improvement

Who we are

First announced by Secretary Kerry in 2014, the Interagency Collaborative for Program Improvement (ICPI) brings together experts from PEPFAR’s six interagency partners under one roof, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Defense (DoD), Peace Corps, and the following agencies from the Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).

Staff from these agencies form a body of subject matter experts in HIV/AIDS program areas, data streams (program results, epidemiologic data, financial and expenditure data and quality), and analytics.

What we do

ICPI serves as a catalyst for data-driven, objective, and transparent interagency decision-making. Its mission is to:

  • Increase understanding of PEPFAR-supported programs from an agency perspective and within the interagency perspective through the use and development of common tools and approaches for integrated data analysis
  • Facilitate data exchange in country and at headquarters, through improved information systems, data exchange platforms, and data access and transparency
  • Facilitate standardization, perform and promote innovate analyses, display and continuous use of integrated information to improve PEPFAR efficiency, performance, outcomes, and impact

ICPI strives to integrate PEPFAR data streams to better understand the scope of the epidemic and the resources needed to control the epidemic. ICPI aims to improve the quality of PEPFAR-supported services, direct support and resources more effectively, assess outcomes, and ultimately increase the impact of every PEPFAR dollar spent.

How we work

ICPI works in partnership with the Country Impact Team within the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and has a designated lead representative from each of the six interagency partners. These six interagency leads and the Director of Country Impact Team at OGAC comprise the ICPI management team.

ICPI operates in a continuous learning process. We not only focus on analytics but work to engage PEPFAR stakeholders in analysis and data use. ICPI functions as a community of practice where individuals come together and strengthen their capacities through working with other subject matter experts.