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Several New and Updated Documents from the Global Fund Are Relevant to Round 11
GFO Issue 151

Several New and Updated Documents from the Global Fund Are Relevant to Round 11

Author:

David Garmaise

Article Type:
News

Article Number: 2

ABSTRACT Aidspan provides a list of documents that may be of interest to Round 11 applicants and that have been posted relatively recently on the Global Fund website.

List includes guidelines for budgeting

The following is a list of documents that may be of interest to Round 11 applicants and that have been posted relatively recently on the Global Fund website. The list is organised by topic. All documents are available in English only.

ELIGIBILITY, COUNTERPART FINANCING AND PRIORITIZATION

Policy on Eligibility Criteria, Counterpart Financing Requirements, and Prioritisation of Proposals for Funding from the Global Fund, May 2011, 13 pages

Available here. Look for “new policy (GF/B23/14 Attachment 1).”

Eligibility, Counterpart Financing and Prioritization – Information Note, undated, 17 pages

Available here.

List includes guidelines for budgeting

The following is a list of documents that may be of interest to Round 11 applicants and that have been posted relatively recently on the Global Fund website. The list is organised by topic. All documents are available in English only.

ELIGIBILITY, COUNTERPART FINANCING AND PRIORITIZATION

Policy on Eligibility Criteria, Counterpart Financing Requirements, and Prioritisation of Proposals for Funding from the Global Fund, May 2011, 13 pages

Available here. Look for “new policy (GF/B23/14 Attachment 1).”

Eligibility, Counterpart Financing and Prioritization – Information Note, undated, 17 pages

Available here.

INFORMATION NOTES

Information Notes

Information notes are being posted as they become available. As we went to press, notes on the following topics had already been posted: Health Systems Strengthening; Collaborative HIV/TB Activities; Tuberculosis and Human Rights; Addressing Sex Work, MSM and Transgender People in the Context of the HIV Epidemic; Community Systems Strengthening; Improving Aid Effectiveness; and Dual-Track Financing.

Available here.

NEW GRANT ARCHITECTURE

New Grant Architecture – Concept Note, May 2011, two pages

Available on the Global Fund website here. Look for “Architecture High-Level Concept Note (Revised Version).”

New Global Fund Grant Architecture Frequently Asked Questions, May 2011, 10 pages

The FAQs cover several topics, including single stream of funding, periodic reviews and consolidated proposals.

Available here. Look for “Frequently Asked Questions (Revised Version).”

Changes to the Global Fund Architecture: a Fact Sheet for Implementers, May 2011, five pages

Available here. Look for “Fact Sheet for Implementers (Revised Version).”

BUDGETING

Guidelines for Budgeting in Global Fund Grants, 8 December 2010, 24 pages.

Provides guidance on budgeting for human resource costs and travel-related costs. Also covers how to handle foreign exchange rates and how to consolidate the budget and work plan.

Available here. Look for “Budgeting in Global Fund Grants.”

Headquarters Support Costs / Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) Policy for International NGO Implementers, 18 April 2011

This policy is included in “The Global Fund Operations Policy Manual,” Section 6.1.5.

The manual is available here. Look for “Operational Policy Manual.”

PR NOMINATION

New Principal Recipient Assessment Report, March 2011, 23 pages

LFA Guidelines for the Principal Recipient (PR) Assessment, March 2011, 45 pages

These reports describe the capacities that the local fund agent (LFA) reviews when it assesses a nominated PR. This will be of interest to all applicants, but particularly those that plan to nominate a PR that has not previously implemented Global Fund- supported programmes.

Available here. Look for “New PR Assessment” and “LFA Guidelines PR Assessment.”

Other information

The Global Fund has additional information on Round 11 on its website here. There are sections on the major changes for Round 11, the importance of starting early, key dates and timelines, and frequently asked questions.

Finally, the Global Fund Secretariat has indicated that a revised edition of the Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit will be posted before the launch of Round 11.

Editor’s note: Applicants are encouraged to consult Volume 1 of “The Aidspan Guide to Round 11 Applications to the Global Fund,” available on the Aidspan website here. Entitled “Getting a Head Start,” Volume 1 contains an extensive list of technical resources to assist applicants to prepare proposals.

INFORMATION NOTES

Information Notes

Information notes are being posted as they become available. As we went to press, notes on the following topics had already been posted: Health Systems Strengthening; Collaborative HIV/TB Activities; Tuberculosis and Human Rights; Addressing Sex Work, MSM and Transgender People in the Context of the HIV Epidemic; Community Systems Strengthening; Improving Aid Effectiveness; and Dual-Track Financing.

Available here.

NEW GRANT ARCHITECTURE

New Grant Architecture – Concept Note, May 2011, two pages

Available on the Global Fund website here. Look for “Architecture High-Level Concept Note (Revised Version).”

New Global Fund Grant Architecture Frequently Asked Questions, May 2011, 10 pages

The FAQs cover several topics, including single stream of funding, periodic reviews and consolidated proposals.

Available here. Look for “Frequently Asked Questions (Revised Version).”

Changes to the Global Fund Architecture: a Fact Sheet for Implementers, May 2011, five pages

Available here. Look for “Fact Sheet for Implementers (Revised Version).”

BUDGETING

Guidelines for Budgeting in Global Fund Grants, 8 December 2010, 24 pages.

Provides guidance on budgeting for human resource costs and travel-related costs. Also covers how to handle foreign exchange rates and how to consolidate the budget and work plan.

Available here. Look for “Budgeting in Global Fund Grants.”

Headquarters Support Costs / Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) Policy for International NGO Implementers, 18 April 2011

This policy is included in “The Global Fund Operations Policy Manual,” Section 6.1.5.

The manual is available here. Look for “Operational Policy Manual.”

PR NOMINATION

New Principal Recipient Assessment Report, March 2011, 23 pages

LFA Guidelines for the Principal Recipient (PR) Assessment, March 2011, 45 pages

These reports describe the capacities that the local fund agent (LFA) reviews when it assesses a nominated PR. This will be of interest to all applicants, but particularly those that plan to nominate a PR that has not previously implemented Global Fund- supported programmes.

Available here. Look for “New PR Assessment” and “LFA Guidelines PR Assessment.”

Other information

The Global Fund has additional information on Round 11 on its website here. There are sections on the major changes for Round 11, the importance of starting early, key dates and timelines, and frequently asked questions.

Finally, the Global Fund Secretariat has indicated that a revised edition of the Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit will be posted before the launch of Round 11.

Editor’s note: Applicants are encouraged to consult Volume 1 of “The Aidspan Guide to Round 11 Applications to the Global Fund,” available on the Aidspan website here. Entitled “Getting a Head Start,” Volume 1 contains an extensive list of technical resources to assist applicants to prepare proposals.

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