21 Nov 2004
  1. Assessing the Executive Director and board

Global Fund Announces Launch of Round 5

18 Nov 2004

The following is a press release issued by the Global Fund within the past hour. GFO is present in Arusha, and after the board meeting closes at the end of tomorrow, Friday November 19, GFO will send out a further issue providing information on this and other important decisions made at the meeting.

18 November 2004

Global Fund Board Agrees to Launch New Round of Proposals


Topics for Discussion at the Forthcoming Board Meeting

8 Nov 2004

The Global Fund's third board meeting of 2004 will take place in Arusha, Tanzania, on November 18-19. GFO will be present, and will report on developments after the meeting is over.

Analysis of decisions made at the June board meeting, and of recommendations made at the July Partnership Forum, reveals a number of topics that are due to be discussed at next week's board meeting.


it's Time to Soften the Comprehensive Funding Policy

8 Nov 2004

The Global Fund board looks all set for a difficult discussion about Round 5 next week. What are the factors?


Draft of Partnership Forum Official Report Available for Comment

22 Aug 2004

A draft of the official report from July's Global Fund Partnership Forum is now available at the Fund's web site (www.theglobalfund.org/en/about/forum/default.asp). The Partnership Forum is mandated by the Global Fund's bylaws, but it has no legal decision-making role.


Financial Developments

16 Jul 2004
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation yesterday announced a new pledge of $50 million for the Fund. This marks the third consecutive year in which Gates has given $50 million to the Fund. Although private foundations have a Global Fund board seat, no other foundation has ever given to the Fund, except for pro bono services and some very minor donations of a few thousand dollars.

Fund Releases Progress Report

16 Jul 2004

As part of its increasing emphasis on transparency, the Fund has released a study of the effectiveness of the 25 grants that have been in operation for more than one year. (An additional 135 grants have been operating for less than a year, and 140 grants have been approved but have not yet commenced operations.)


Partnership Forum Recommendations

9 Jul 2004

The Global Fund's first Partnership Forum, held in Bangkok on July 7 and 8, attracted some 400 participants from all parts of the world. Many attendees had their expenses covered by the Fund.


Board Decisions Regarding CCMs

1 Jul 2004

The board discussed a collection of proposed "requirements" and "recommendations" regarding CCM composition and working methods. These proposals had been developed in the course of extensive discussions by the board's Governance and Partnership Committee (GPC), whose members include five developing country governments, four developed country governments, and four civil society members.


Board Decisions Regarding Proposals and Grants

1 Jul 2004
  1. Round 4 approved

The board approved all Round 4 grants that the TRP recommended. Full details on these are provided in GFO Issue 27, available at www.aidspan.org/gfo/archives/newsletter.