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THE AFRICAN CONSTITUENCY BUREAU SUPPORTS COUNTRIES TO WEIGH IN ON THE NEXT GLOBAL FUND STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

THE AFRICAN CONSTITUENCY BUREAU SUPPORTS COUNTRIES TO WEIGH IN ON THE NEXT GLOBAL FUND STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is developing its post-2022 strategic plan. The Global Fund has requested input from partners, implementers, and other stakeholders to help identify emerging challenges and opportunities that will be critical for its next strategy. The Africa Constituency Bureau (ACB), which supports the representation of 46 African countries in their engagement with the…

GLOBAL FUND CCM EVOLUTION PILOT HAS ENHANCED CCM OVERSIGHT AND LINKAGES, SECRETARIAT SAYS

GLOBAL FUND CCM EVOLUTION PILOT HAS ENHANCED CCM OVERSIGHT AND LINKAGES, SECRETARIAT SAYS

Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) that took part in the CCM Evolution pilot have demonstrated an enhanced capacity to oversee grants and engage with other national structures and coordination platforms, according to a Secretariat report to the Board, at the Global Fund  Board meeting held on 14-15 November. However, the report noted that these CCMs are still falling short in ensuring…

Are Country Coordinating Mechanisms a modus operandum, a governance ideal or a tool for countries to progress towards universal health coverage?

Are Country Coordinating Mechanisms a modus operandum, a governance ideal or a tool for countries to progress towards universal health coverage?

When the Global Fund was born… When the Global Fund was born as a response to an emergency, it was clear that this new institution would be governed by rules different from those of existing organizations. We wondered about the modus vivendi, the model business for a “cash kitty” created in an emergency, responding to the needs identified by the…

Country Coordinating Mechanisms – key component or white elephant?

Country Coordinating Mechanisms – key component or white elephant?

Behind the Global Fund’s particularly utilitarian definition of CCMs (“Country Coordinating Mechanism”) lies a very complex reality. Indeed, the CCM concept is a radical shift from the traditional “donor/beneficiary” relationship. The anthropological concept of a “gift” provides insight into the origins of the unresolved tensions that generally exist between donor and recipient (Henkel and Stirrat, 1997). The Global Fund is…

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