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New implementation arrangements for the Global Fund’s TB grants to Nigeria

28 Jan 2019
Transition to the new arrangements will happen in the first six months of 2019

New implementation arrangements have been put in place for the TB programs funded through Nigeria’s new TB and TB/HIV grants.

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The Global Fund seeks the right balance between risk mitigation and grant implementation in Mali malaria grant

28 Jan 2019
Because of Mali’s extreme malaria burden, its grant portfolio has been designated “high impact”

When it recommended a Mali malaria grant for approval recently, the Global Fund’s Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) acknowledged that there are implementation challenges associated with this grant and said that it welcomed the Secretariat’s plans “to identify bottlenecks, and holistically review and harmonize the controls in place with the aim of balancing risk mitigation and effective grant implementation.”

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Three countries, three different applications of co-financing in Global Fund grants in sub-Saharan Africa

16 Jan 2019
Inconsistent application of co-financing policy across countries

One of the Global Fund’s founding principles is “additionality” meaning that the Fund’s investments are added to domestic government and private expenditures but do not replace them.

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Global Fund Board approves $229 million in funding for country grants

14 Jan 2019
Three multi-country grants valued at $24 million also approved

On 21 December 2018, the Global Fund Board approved 16 country grants worth $229.4 million. It also approved three multi-country grants valued at $24.0 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).

5.

Global Fund’s Co-Financing Policy: A primer

3 Apr 2018
The Co-Financing Policy is not always well understood
1.

Global Fund Board approves a second batch of grants for 2017-2019

28 Nov 2017
Twenty funding requests yielded 32 grants
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Global Fund expresses concern over Benin’s plan to shift funds away from HIV and malaria towards an RSSH funding request

23 Oct 2017
Secretariat decides to leave program split decision open until the RSSH proposal is received
Size of salary incentives linked to grant performance ratings

When it reviewed the funding requests from Benin, the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) and the Technical Review Panel (TRP) expressed serious concerns about what they perceived as gaps in Benin’s HIV and malaria programs – which, they said, were partly due to the decision of the country coordinating mechanism (CCM) to shift some of its allocation towards an RSSH funding request.

The original allocation for Benin was as follows:

6.

Global Fund Board approves grants totaling more than $2 billion

17 Oct 2017
Thirty-two funding requests were processed in less than seven months
5.

New co-financing requirements do away with the old counterpart financing thresholds

4 Jul 2016
Secretariat will determine the requirements after discussions with each country

Under the new co-financing requirements (previously called “counterpart financing requirements”) adopted by The Global Fund, countries no longer have to meet a minimum threshold expressed as a percentage of the cost of the national programs for HIV, TB, and malaria.

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Board approves new policy on sustainability, transition, and co-financing

28 Apr 2016
Strategy on transition has been eagerly awaited

The Global Fund’s new strategy for the period 2017-2022 has a strong focus on the sustainability of investments. This includes supporting countries that are transitioning from Global Fund support to domestic reliance for their disease programs.

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