Who We Are
First announced in 2014, the Interagency Collaborative for Program Improvement (ICPI) brings together experts from PEPFAR’s eight interagency partners under one roof, including the Census Bureau; Department of Defense (DoD); 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); Peace Corps; U.S. Department of State (DoS); and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),.
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. ICPI is comprised of staff from a variety of backgrounds, including biostatisticians, epidemiologists, mathematicians, data scientists, medical professionals, public health professionals, business analysts, computer scientists, data engineers, and program experts. Along with expertise in a variety of analytic software, methodologies, and data sources, ICPI analysts combined speak over 15 languages.
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 and interagency perspective through the use and development of common tools and approaches for integrated data analyses
- Facilitate data exchange with country teams and at headquarters, through improved information systems, data exchange platforms, and data access and transparency
- Promote innovative analyses, visualizations, and approaches to data use, including the automation of key analyses
- Integrate information to improve PEPFAR efficiency, 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 Program Results and Impact Monitoring for Epidemic Control (PRIME) Team within the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and has designated lead representatives from each of the six interagency partners. Together, these twelve interagency leads and the Director of PRIME at OGAC comprise the ICPI management team.
ICPI is comprised of six clusters, which work with the Epidemic Control Teams (ECTs), the Field, Agencies, and others to develop analytic workplans and products to respond to analytic questions to drive program improvement.
Through these clusters, ICPI plans to achieve the following strategic objectives:
- Increase engagement with field teams
- Be a forum for active engagement between program subject matter experts (SMEs) and strategic information (SI) communities
- Advance innovations in data management, analysis and use
- Strengthen capacity to access, analyze, and use data
- Streamline business practices to improve data use for program impact
For any questions related to ICPI, its clusters, or its visualizations, please email ICPI@state.gov.