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6.

On holding the pen: reflections from a writer of Global Fund funding requests

5 Sep 2017
No two country processes are the same

This year, I wrote three Global Fund funding requests for African HIV and TB programs. In Window 1 (20 March 2017), I wrote for Zimbabwe; in Window 2 (23 May 2017), I wrote for Zambia; and in Window 3 (28 August 2017), I wrote for Swaziland.

Both Zimbabwe’s and Zambia’s funding requests were invited to proceed directly to grant-making. Swaziland anticipates learning the outcome of its request in mid-October.

8.

Global Fund issues RFPs on community engagement

13 Jun 2017
Proposal deadline: 19 June 2017

The Global Fund has issued two requests for proposal (RFPs) that aim to improve the engagement of civil society and communities in Global Fund programs and processes.

Support engagement of key populations

9.

Civil society survey finds three-quarters of respondents have accessed Global Fund technical assistance

2 Apr 2017
One-third have accessed technical assistance from more than one provider

In a recent survey of 54 representatives from African civil society organizations and community groups, 76% reported previously accessing technical assistance (TA) to support their engagement in Global Fund processes.

6.

Global Fund releases case studies on community engagement

27 Feb 2017
Five of the eight studies are country-specific

A report released by the Global Fund last November provides stories of effective community engagement on HIV, TB and malaria. How We Engage contains eight case studies, of which five are country-specific: Cambodia, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Benin and Sierra Leone.

6.

Prospective country evaluations planned for eight countries

29 Nov 2016

The Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG) plans to conduct prospective country evaluations (PCEs) in eight countries in 2017. PCEs are in-depth evaluations that utilize a variety of methods to provide a detailed picture of the implementation, effectiveness, and impact of Global Fund–supported programs.

2.

Board approves $15 million for continuation of strategic investments in community, rights and gender over 2017-2019

29 Nov 2016
The initiative will expand access to technical assistance during the 2017-2019 grant cycle

The Global Fund will invest $15 million over the next three years (2017-2019) to bolster community responses, human rights and gender equality in its grants.

2.

$10.3 billion is available for the 2017-2019 allocations to countries

17 Nov 2016
Includes $1.1 billion in unutilized funds from the 2014-2016 allocations

The amount of money available for country allocations for 2017-2019 is $10.3 billion. This amount includes $1.1 billion in unutilized funds from the 2014-2016 allocation period. See the table for details on how the final amount was calculated.

Table: Calculation of amount available for allocations to countries in 2017-2019 ($US)

3.

Activists urge continuation of special investments in community, rights and gender

1 Nov 2016
A decision will be made at the 36th Board Meeting in November

As the 2014-2016 grant cycle comes to a close, the Global Fund’s six Special Initiatives are also winding down.

7.

Both civil society and governments need TA in resolving CRG-related challenges in the EECA Region

15 Aug 2016
Final report of assessment conducted by the Alliance for Public Health Ukraine will be released shortly

Governments and civil society – including key affected populations (KAPs) – in Eastern Europe and Central Asia need to collaborate better to ensure that services related to community, rights, and gender (CRG) are provided. And they need technical assistance (TA) to make that happen.

8.

Funding request for Nepal grants were submitted by the PR

21 Jun 2016
CCM was deemed ineligible in 2015

In June, Nepal was among the countries awarded funding by the Global Fund Board (see GFO article). It received funding for all three diseases: HIV, TB, and malaria.

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