matching funds

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Matching Funds

16 May 2017

In our article, “More information on catalytic investments,” published on 17 April 2017 in GFO 309, we erroneously said that in order to access Matching Funds, a component of catalytic investments, countries must commit domestic funds equal to the matching amount requested.  We wrote: “In addition, they must “match the Matching Funds” – i.e.

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Board approves a grant extension and a new grant for Nigeria’s malaria program

18 Apr 2017
They will be funded using savings from the country’s existing malaria grants
Meanwhile, Nigeria risks forfeiting $45.7 million in incentive funding from 2014-2016

The Global Fund Board has approved an extension of an existing malaria grant to Nigeria as well as a new one-year grant with a new principal recipient (PR) – all at no extra cost. The extension and the new grant will be financed by reinvesting savings identified in Nigeria’s current malaria grants. This will allow Nigeria to maintain essential malaria services to the end of 2017.

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More information on catalytic investments

17 Apr 2017
Matching Funds, Multi-Country Approaches and Strategic Initiatives described

At its 36th meeting in November 2016, the Global Fund Board approved $800 million for catalytic investments. Gemma Oberth previously reported on this new funding stream here and here.

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Zimbabwe submits $630 million TB/HIV funding request

3 Apr 2017
The request has a strong focus on improving quality of care

On 20 March 2017, Zimbabwe submitted a TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund for $628.9 million. This includes an allocation request for $431.9 million and a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR) of $197 million. A separate funding request for malaria was submitted on the same day for $51.7 million.

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Global Fund steps up investments in women and girls

28 Jan 2017
$55 million in catalytic funding is available to support HIV programmes among adolescent girls and young women in 13 countries

For the first time, gender equality is included as a top-line strategic objective in the Global Fund’s Strategy (2017-2022). HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa will be a strong focus for the Global Fund in the coming funding cycle (2017-2019).

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Les lettres d’allocation clarifient les priorités des investissements à effet catalyseur

27 Jan 2017
Les lettres précisent les pays éligibles aux fonds de contrepartie
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Allocation letters shed further light on catalytic investment priorities

12 Jan 2017
Letters specify which countries are eligible for matching funds
*Editor’s Note: Since the publication of this article, the Global Fund has subsequently made all information about matching funds publicly available on its website:
 
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Catalytic investments: $800 million for matching funds, multi-country approaches, and strategic initiatives

17 Nov 2016
There will be a lot more funding for strategic initiatives and multi-country programs

The Global Fund Board has approved $800 million to be set aside for catalytic investments over the 2017-2019 grant cycle. These investments are intended to catalyze country allocations to ensure they deliver results against the aims of 2017-2022 Global Fund Strategy.

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