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Secretariat Provides Quarterly Update on the NFM

19 Jun 2013
Says allocation methodology approach needs to be better explained

In April, the Global Fund Secretariat provided its first quarterly update on the new funding model (NFM) to the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC). The update could not be made public until after the Board meeting just concluded in Sri Lanka. In this article, we provide a summary of what the Secretariat said in the update.

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Request for Phase 2 Funding for Two Malaria Grants in Republic of Congo Is Declined

16 Jun 2013

The Global Fund Board will not approve funding for Phase 2 of two Round 8 malaria grants to the Republic of Congo.

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Early Applicant Funding for Zimbabwe to Be Combined with Funding from a Round 8 HIV Grant

15 Jun 2013
$31 million in unfunded quality demand identified

The $278.9 million in early applicant funding approved for HIV in Zimbabwe will be combined with existing funding from a Round 8 HIV grant. The principal recipient (PR) for this grant is the United Nations Development Programme.

The Global Fund provided a narrative to explain the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on the new funding. This article provides a summary of the comments.

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TRP Observations and Lessons Learned on First Wave of Concept Notes

14 Jun 2013
“The notes were technically sound and strategically focused”
Problems encountered with how indicative and above indicative amounts were presented

The Technical Review Panel (TRP) has provided feedback on its review of the first wave of concept notes. This article provides a summary of what the TRP said.

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The NFM Allocation Methodology Explained

14 Jun 2013

There is a fair consensus among stakeholders that, in theory at least, the iterative process for funding applications under the new funding model (NFM) – which involves the development of concept notes and a process of country dialogue – is a significant improvement over the rounds-based applications process. The iterative process is being pilot tested now among early applicants.

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Kazakhstan CCM Details Plans for Country Dialogue and Concept Note Development

6 Jun 2013

Kazakhstan is one of the six early applicant countries in the transition phase of the new funding model (see GFO article). It will be submitting a concept note for its TB programmes.

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How the Country Dialogue and Concept Note Process Unfolded in Three Early Applicant Countries

17 May 2013
Some similarities in the process in Zimbabwe, Myanmar and El Salvador

The country dialogues and the process of developing concept notes in three early applicant countries shared some common characteristics, but also differed in many respects.

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Five Concept Notes from Early Applicants Have Been Endorsed, and Have Moved to the Grant-Making Stage

16 May 2013

Five concept notes submitted by early applicants have been endorsed by the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). Three of the concept notes are from the country coordinating mechanism (CCM) in Myanmar (one for each disease). The others are from CCMs in El Salvador (HIV) and Zimbabwe (HIV). This information was contained in the 15 May issue of the Global Fund’s News Flash.

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The Elephant and the Mouse

18 Apr 2013

by Bernard Rivers

I was recently invited by a university in the UK to serve as a visiting fellow for most of this year while conducting research on the Global Fund. I have to raise my own funding for this project, so the only advantage of the fellowship is that it provides a label to hang round my neck. But that’s exactly what I wanted, so I accepted with thanks.

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All Three Regional Early Applicants Are First Timers

13 Mar 2013

The three regional applicants included in the Global Fund’s list of nine early applicants for the transition phase of the new funding model are all new. None of them have applied before.

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