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The Global Fund and its stakeholders would be better served if the Fund released more information related to concept notes

23 Feb 2016

The Global Fund is more transparent that probably any other major funder, but there are nevertheless gaps in transparency that the Fund needs to address. This is the first in a series of commentaries on this topic.


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The TERG recommends measures to enhance health systems strengthening

24 Dec 2015
The Secretariat will prepare a workplan to implement the recommendations

The Technical Evaluation Reference Group has developed a position paper on health systems strengthening, in which it advances a number of recommendations. The Secretariat has been asked to prepare a workplan with timelines for implementing the recommendations.


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Discussion, but no decisions yet on changes to the allocation methodology for 2017-2019

23 Nov 2015
Proposed methodology will be developed at the SIIC meeting in February 2016
EECA organizations ask for more communications and consultations

The allocation methodology for 2017-2019 was much discussed at the Board meeting on 16-17 November. There were two slots on the agenda devoted to this topic, but the Board was not asked to make any decisions.


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Incentive funding awards reduced to find money to cover gaps in countries with shortened grant durations, TRP says

1 Apr 2015
Because of the gaps, will the Fund have any resources to finance unfunded quality demand?

According to the Technical Review Panel (TRP), incentive funding recommendations for components submitted in Window 4 were reduced because the Secretariat “saw no other option to cover gaps for countries with shortened grant durations”. The gaps refer to the period between the end of the shortened grants and December 2017, after which funding from the next replenishment should become available.


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In Unfunded Quality Demand register, some insight into program gaps for key populations

11 Mar 2015
The $2 billion register so far includes $44 million in key population-specific programs

Under the new funding model (NFM), the Global Fund created a system to maintain an inventory of unmet needs identified by countries, the funding for which exceeds their allocation for the period 2014-2017.


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Scale, sustainability and scope in concept notes queried by TRP

25 Feb 2015
In review of 91 concept notes, the Technical Review Panel highlighted going concerns

The Technical Review Panel (TRP) has released its most comprehensive report yet on the quality and scope of concept notes submitted under the Global Fund's new funding model (NFM), drawing conclusions and identifying trends in the 91 proposals submitted during windows 3 and 4.


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Abolish incentive funding, TRP says

24 Oct 2014
Panel also calls for the allocation methodology to be revised

The incentive funding stream should be eliminated and the money reallocated to countries that need it the most to save lives. This was a central recommendation of the Technical Review Panel Report on Windows 1 and 2 of the new funding model. The first two windows were in May and June of 2014.


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TRP Replenishment Is Underway

17 Jul 2013

The Global Fund has issued a formal call for applications from people interested in being part of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) for the period 2014­–2016.


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EECA Initiative on Harm Reduction Moves a Few Steps Closer to Submitting a Concept Note

4 Jul 2013

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) has submitted a draft project concept to the Global Fund for review by the Secretariat and the Technical Review Panel (TRP) prior to submitting a full concept note. EHRN is the applicant for a regional initiative in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) on HIV and harm reduction. This is part of the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM).


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TRP Recommends for Approval 89 Round 10 Proposals; Total 2-Year Cost Is $1.76B

15 Nov 2010

The Global Fund's Technical Review Panel (TRP) has recommended that the Global Fund Board approve 89 Round 10 grants that, over their first two years, will cost $1.76 billion. This makes Round 10 the third largest round ever of Global Fund grants (after Rounds 8 and 9).


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