The Aidspan Guide to Round 7 Applications to the Global Fund has just been published. It is accessible at no charge at www.aidspan.org/guides, where various other Aidspan Guides are also available. Versions in French and Spanish will be posted in the next two weeks.
The Global Fund today issued its Call for Proposals for countries wishing to apply for Round 7 grants. The proposal form and various support documents are available in six languages at www.theglobalfund.org/en/apply/call7. Applications must be submitted by 4 July 2007.
The major changes to the Proposal Form compared to the form that was used for Round 6 are as follows:
With the Call for Proposals for Round 7 due in less than one month's time, Aidspan has published three documents providing guidance for applicants considering applying in this round. The three documents are:
Aidspan, publisher of GFO, has issued a new report entitled An Analysis of the Strengths and Weaknesses of Proposals Submitted to the Global Fund in Rounds 3-6 The report is an extract from the forthcoming Aidspan Guide to Round 7 Applications to the Global Fund, which will be published in early March 2007, shortly after the Fund issues its Round 7 Call for Proposals.
CCMs and other organizations that are considering applying for Global Fund Round 7 grants will definitely benefit if they take account of the major issues identified by the Technical Review Panel (TRP) in its comments on Round 6 Proposals. In this article, we summarize those issues. Most of them were "new" to Round 6, meaning that were not present, or at least were not very prominent, in previous rounds.
Aidspan, publisher of Global Fund Observer, today announced a "Round 6 Proposal Review Service" for CCM applicants to the Global Fund. The service is available free of charge.
In many countries, there has been considerable uncertainty regarding the extent to which the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) has authority over the Principal Recipient (PR). Accordingly, the Board added to the CCM Guidelines a number of paragraphs that are supposed to clarify things.
"The Aidspan Guide to Round 5 Applications to the Global Fund" has just been published. It is accessible at no charge at www.aidspan.org/guides, where three previous Aidspan Guides are already available.
Chapter 3 of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 5 Applications to the Global Fund" discusses the strengths and weaknesses of applications submitted in Rounds 3 and 4. The list provided is based on an extensive analysis by Aidspan of comments made on those applications by the TRP.
The main strengths that the TRP has mentioned are as follows: