UNDP Strengthens National Entities to Implement Global Fund Grants

13 Mar 2013
The UN body has completed its work as PR in 19 countries

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says that it plays a key role in developing the capacity of national bodies in the countries where it operates as principal recipient (PR) to enable them to implement Global Fund grants after UNDP has completed its term as PR.


NFM Application Materials

2 Mar 2013

The Editor’s Note at the beginning of issue 211 of the GFO Newsletter said that the application materials for early applicants under the new funding model (NFM) were not available on the Global Fund website. This was an error.


Information for Interim Applicants

1 Mar 2013

Interim applicants selected by the Global Fund will receive a formal invitation to apply for funding in the transition phase. The Global Fund will advise each potential interim applicant of the amount of funding available to it. Invited applicants will be asked to officially acknowledge receipt of the Global Fund’s invitation, and to confirm within a specified time frame whether they would like to participate.


Information for Early Applicants

1 Mar 2013
Early CCM applicants will use most elements of the NFM
Concept note is a mix of old and new

This article summarises the guidance provided by the Global Fund for early applicants under the new funding model (NFM), the process that these applicants will follow, and the information these applicants are required to submit.

Guidance provided by the Global Fund


Alliance India Conducts Mock OIG Audit Exercise

27 Feb 2013

In 2012, the India HIV/AIDS Alliance (Alliance India) conducted an exercise to prepare itself and its sub-recipients (SRs) and sub-sub-recipients (SSRs) for an audit by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Alliance India is the principal recipient (PR) for a Round 9 HIV grant worth about $25 million.


Retirement – No Empty Days, Please

5 Nov 2012

by Bernard Rivers

My father was a manager. When he retired, his days were suddenly empty. He had nothing to manage.

And now, it’s my turn to “retire.” But no empty days for me, please – that would be a fate worse than death.


Aidspan Launches Consultation on Design of New Funding Model

15 Oct 2012
Users of the Aidspan website can comment on summaries of the paper being considered by the SIIC
Join the discussion at

On 12 October 2012, the Global Fund Secretariat submitted a paper containing options and recommendations for the design of the new funding model to the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC) of the Global Fund Board. The SIIC will discuss the paper at its meeting in Geneva of 24–26 October 2012.


Is There Scope for Risk?

10 Oct 2012
Could someone please call the language police?

Anyone who has scrutinized reports from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will have noticed that in the last couple of years the tone has become less strident and more nuanced. The new tone is welcome, but I have a quibble about some of the new language.


Remembering Dr Tewolde Gebremeskel, a pioneer in the fight against malaria

4 Oct 2012

By Kate Macintyre

I was saddened to learn that Dr Tewolde Gebremeskel, Head of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in Eritrea, has died at the age of 60.  His intelligence, fierce drive, transparency, work ethic and energy, supported by an able, well-organised team, have been largely responsible for Eritrea’s successful malaria control programme in the last 15 years.


Search for an Executive Director

18 Sep 2012

In an article in GFO 195 on the search for the next Executive Director of the Global Fund, we wrote: “As previously agreed by the Board, the final list of four candidates will include at least two women.” We used that same language in an ar


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