Aidspan Issues Second Edition of Its Beginner’s Guide to the Global Fund
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ABSTRACT Aidspan has updated its "Beginner's Guide to the Global Fund." The guide is designed to provide a broad introduction to the Global Fund for people who have little or no prior experience of the Fund.
The English-language version of “A Beginner’s Guide to the Global Fund – 2nd Edition” is now available at www.aidspan.org/guides. The guide is designed to provide a broad introduction to the Global Fund for people who have little or no prior experience of the Fund, including new members of country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs), new principal recipients (PRs), new sub-recipients (SRs) – or new staff in existing PRs and SRs – as well as government officials, NGOs, donors, and journalists who report on the Fund.
This guide comes in three forms: the full guide (about 60 pages); an eight-page summary, and a two-page summary. French-, Spanish- and Russian-language versions should be posted on the Aidspan website in the course of April.
The full guide contains numerous links to the websites of the Global Fund and Aidspan, for people who need in-depth information.
The following is a list of the chapters in the full guide:
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Guide
Chapter 2: Introduction to the Global Fund
Chapter 3: Structure of the Global Fund – Global Level
Chapter 4: Structure of the Global Fund – In-Country
Chapter 5: Partnerships
Chapter 6: Funds Raised by the Global Fund
Chapter 7: Funds Committed and Spent by the Global Fund
Chapter 8: The Global Fund’s Application Process
Chapter 9: Country Coordinating Mechanisms
Chapter 10: Proposal Development Processes In-Country
Chapter 11: The Grant Implementation Process
Chapter 12: Reporting on Progress
Chapter 13: Evaluations of the Global Fund
Editor’s Note: Most readers of GFO are fairly familiar with the Global Fund. However, many of them will know one or two people who are “new” to the Fund. Please let these people know about this guide.