Global Fund Board
Aidspan, publisher of Global Fund Observer, today released its 73-page "Aidspan Guide to Building and Running an Effective Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM)." The Guide is available for download at no charge from www.aidspan.org/guides.
This month marks the second anniversary of the launch of GFO. In this issue, we list the contents of all GFO issues thus far. An up-to-date version of this list can always be accessed via www.aidspan.org/gfo.
- Partnership Forum report
A report was presented to the board by the chair of the committee that planned the Fund's first biennial Partnership Forum, attended by 400 participants in Bangkok in July.
The board agreed at an earlier meeting that in 2005 it will hold a two-part Replenishment Conference at which many donors and potential donors will meet to discuss Global Fund needs and the amounts they are prepared to pledge for 2006 and 2007 (and, with luck, for 2005).
At its June meeting, the board, led by developing-country government members, had rejected proposals by its Governance and Partnership committee that CCMs be "required" (as against merely recommended) to implement certain measures. That decision was strongly objected to at the Fund's Partnership Forum in July.
- Assessing the Executive Director and board
This issue of GFO is devoted entirely to decisions made at the Global Fund board meeting that took place in Arusha, Tanzania on November 18-19. The Fund holds three board meetings per year. This was the ninth such meeting. GFO was present, with observer status.
The following is a press release issued by the Global Fund within the past hour. GFO is present in Arusha, and after the board meeting closes at the end of tomorrow, Friday November 19, GFO will send out a further issue providing information on this and other important decisions made at the meeting.
18 November 2004
Global Fund Board Agrees to Launch New Round of Proposals