Global Fund Board

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Main Decisions Made at Board Meeting

15 Sep 2012

Editor’s Note: Included in this summary is the Board decision on the broad elements of the new funding model.

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Lessons Learned from the Review of TFM Proposals

27 Aug 2012
Some essential services being overlooked
TRP concerned about sustainability of programmes being implemented by community organisations

In the report to the Board on TFM proposals, the Technical Review Panel (TRP) devoted a large section to lessons learned from its review of the proposals. This article provides a summary of the lessons learned that apply to all proposals. (In a separate article, we describe the observations of the TRP that relate to the proposals for each of the three diseases.)

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Disease-Specific Observations from the TRP’s Review of TFM Proposals

27 Aug 2012
Sharp reduction in MARPs activities
Proposals lacked details on prevention activities

In the report to the Board on Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM) proposals, the Technical Review Panel (TRP) made observations specific to each of the disease components. This article provides a summary of these observations. (In a separate article, we describe the lessons learned identified by the TRP with respect to all proposals.)

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Global Fund Provides Results of Eligibility Screening for TFM Proposals

27 Aug 2012
No applicants were screened out

As it has done for past rounds of funding, the Global Fund Secretariat assessed all proposals submitted under the Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM) to ensure they met the minimum requirements for coordinating mechanisms and non-CCM proposals. There were 61 proposals from 48 applicants. All 61 proposals were deemed to be eligible; none were screened out.

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CSOs Express Concerns About New Funding Model Discussions

27 Aug 2012
Both the process and the substance have been questioned
The SIIC will discuss options this week

Concerns have been raised by civil society organisations (CSOs) about the process being followed to develop a new funding model for the Global Fund, and about the fact that most of the discussions have focused on formulas for allocating funding.

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Report Identifies Challenges in Grant Implementation

27 Aug 2012
Secretariat urged to set up communications protocols and performance pledges

The Developing Countries NGO Delegation on the Global Fund Board has released a report on challenges in grant implementation. The report is based on input collected in March 2012 from implementers in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The report identified 14 challenges, including the following:

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TFM Results, by Country

27 Aug 2012

The following tables provide the results of the Global Fund Board’s decisions on the proposals submitted under the Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM). Table 1 covers the country-based proposals, and Table 2 the regional proposals.

Table 1: TFM results, by country

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TFM Funding Decisions Announced

27 Aug 2012
56 proposals approved or conditionally approved
Upper ceiling for these proposals is $511 million

The Global Fund Board has approved 45 proposals submitted under the Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM) with a two-year upper ceiling worth $419.8 million. The Board has conditionally approved a further 11 proposals for a two-year upper ceiling worth $91.2 million. The total two-year upper ceiling of approved and conditionally approved proposals is $511 million.

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Sub-Saharan African Delegations to the Global Fund Board Introduce Major Reforms

15 Aug 2012
Current rotation-based selection system will be discarded

The two sub-Saharan African constituencies on the Global Fund Board have made significant changes to the way their Board representatives are selected and how the constituencies operate. These changes were made at a consultation meeting of two constituencies on 9–11 July in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Don't Compromise Your Principles in the New Funding Model, Global Fund Told

3 Aug 2012

Activists disrupt session at AIDS 2012 on the future of the Global Fund

Jaramillo signs pledge to oppose the use of funding caps

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