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Grant renewals: Global Fund has become more prescriptive

20 Jan 2014

The Global Fund has become more prescriptive about what should be included in submissions for funding for the next phase of a grant. While this trend began under the Grant Renewals Panel, the formation of the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) in the second quarter of 2013 brought with it a noticeable upswing.


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More Information on the Global Fund’s New CCM Performance Assessments

26 Nov 2013

CCMs will from 2014 be required to conduct an annual self-assessment using a new Eligibility and Performance Assessment Tool to determine whether they are compliant with the Global Fund’s minimum requirements and minimum standards and to assess how well they are functioning.


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Global Fund Deserves Credit for Implementing Major Reforms, but Challenges Remain

25 Jul 2013
Donor confidence has been restored; some issues remain unresolved

By David Garmaise and Kate Macintyre


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New Guide on NFM Applications Targets Civil Society

10 Jul 2013

The International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) has released a guide on applications under the new funding model (NFM). The guide targets civil society and focuses primarily on standard applicants (i.e. applicants that are not involved in the transition phase but that may apply when the NFM is fully rolled out, likely at the beginning of 2014).


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Several Aspects of the NFM Have Yet to Be Finalised

1 Jul 2013

With only six months to go before the expected full rollout of the new funding model (NFM), several aspects of the model have not yet been finalised. Decisions still have to be made on the following:


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Standard Applicants Urged to Begin Preparing Now for Their NFM Funding Request

28 Jun 2013

The Global Fund is advising all countries not participating in the transition to the new funding model (NFM) – referred to as “standard applicants” – to begin preparing now for a funding request in early 2014 (assuming that this timeframe fits their national cycles).


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On HIV and in Health Systems, Ethiopia Has Made Good Progress – but Challenges Remain

28 Jun 2013
The country is on course to achieve universal ARV treatment by 2015
Currently interventions mainly target the general population

Ethiopia is often cited by the Global Fund as having done a good job of implementing HIV grants and of strengthening the country’s health systems. When he signed two grant agreements worth $424 million with the Ethiopian government in July 2012, then Global Fund General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo said that the country had made great progress in achieving universal coverage of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.


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Main Decisions Made at Board Meeting

19 Jun 2013

On 18–19 June 2013, the Global Fund Board held its 29th meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. GFO was present, with observer status. The main decisions made at the meeting, in chronological order, were as follows. (For precise wording of what the Board agreed, see the decision points document that has been posted here.


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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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