What We Are

Aidspan is a non-profit organization based in Kenya whose vision is for an effective and transparent Global Fund that attains its mission.

Aidspan's mission is to be an effective watchdog of the Global Fund at global and country levels by providing information, critical analysis and commentary on developments at the Fund.

Aidspan's current Strategic Framework (2016-2018) in summary form is available here.

Aidspan is funded by grants from governments, foundations and private individuals. Aidspan does not accept funding of any kind from the Global Fund.

Aidspan and the Global Fund maintain a positive working relationship, but have no formal connection. Aidspan does not allow its strategic, programmatic or editorial decision-making to be influenced by The Global Fund or by relationships with current or potential funders. The Global Fund and Aidspan's funders bear no responsibility for the contents of any Aidspan publication.

Aidspan was incorporated in the USA in 2002 and was registered in 2003 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. From 2002-2007, Aidspan did most of its work from New York. In 2007 Aidspan chose to move its office, and grow its staff in Nairobi, Kenya. Aidspan believes that a watchdog agency, committed to increasing the effectiveness of the Global Fund and holding it accountable, should be based in the South, where most Global Fund grants are implemented, rather than in the North, where much of the money comes from. A growing group of correspondents for Global Fund Observer are based across several continents.