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It appears that the Global Fund Secretariat is becoming more rigorous in its application of the eligibility criteria for proposals from CCMs (i.e., the six minimum requirements). As reported in the previous article, proposals from seven CCMs were screened out (i.e., deemed ineligible) in Round 9, compared with zero in Round 8 and three in each of Rounds 6 and 7.
The second edition of "The Aidspan Guide to Building and Running an Effective CCM" has just been published. It is accessible at no charge at www.aidspan.org/guides, where various other Aidspan Guides are also available. Versions of the guide in French and Spanish will be posted by the end of November 2007.
Following are two sample excerpts from "The Aidspan Guide to Building and Running an Effective CCM (Second Edition)", whose publication is announced in Article 4 above.
Excerpt 1: Full Participation of Members in the Deliberations and Work of the CCM
In many countries, there has been considerable uncertainty regarding the extent to which the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) has authority over the Principal Recipient (PR). Accordingly, the Board added to the CCM Guidelines a number of paragraphs that are supposed to clarify things.
In July 2002, the Global Fund issued a $quot;Call for Proposals$quot; and $quot;Guidelines for Proposals$quot; that specified: