Three Excerpts from "The Aidspan Guide to Understanding Global Fund Processes for Grant Implementation - Volume 2: From First Disbursement to Phase 2 Renewal"

25 Feb 2008

Following are three excerpts from "The Aidspan Guide to Understanding Global Fund Processes for Grant Implementation - Volume 2: From First Disbursement to Phase 2 Renewal," whose publication was announced in GFO #82 (available at www.aidspan.org/gfo).

Versions of this guide in French and Spanish have just been posted, as announced below.


<em>"Aidspan Guide to Understanding Global Fund Processes for Grant Implementation - Volume 2: From First Disbursement to Phase 2 Renewal"</em> is Released

7 Dec 2007

Volume 2 of the "The Aidspan Guide to Understanding Global Fund Processes for Grant Implementation" has just been published. It covers the period from first disbursement to Phase 2 Renewal. It is accessible at no charge at www.aidspan.org/guides, where various other Aidspan Guides are also available. Versions of Volume 2 in French and Spanish will be posted early in 2008.


Comparative CCM Success Rates with Global Fund Proposals

29 Nov 2007

The Global Fund's eighth Round of proposals, to be launched on 1 March 2008, will be particularly well funded; there should be enough money to approve every proposal in which the need is clearly established, the design is good, and the ability to implement is proven.


CCM Governance

24 Oct 2007

When the Global Fund was launched five years ago, it specified that any country that wished to obtain a Global Fund grant first had to establish a CCM (Country Coordinating Mechanism) that would develop the proposal and then oversee the resulting grant.


China Changes Course on Using NGOs as Grant Implementers

30 Sep 2007

Over the last few months, innovative plans by the China CCM to use an NGO as Principal Recipient for a Round 6 HIV/AIDS Global Fund grant, and to use small grass-roots NGOs for much of the implementation work, have been almost entirely reversed.


"Observatorio Latino" Provides Information in Spanish Regarding Global Fund Activities in Latin America

30 Sep 2007

Since late last year, a new publication, "Observatorio Latino", has provided web-based and email-based information in Spanish. According to Aid for AIDS International, the New York-based NGO that publishes it, Observatorio Latino has representatives in sixteen Latin American and Caribbean countries, and publishes information on how Global Fund money is made use of by its recipients.


New Manual Released on How FBOs Can Engage with the Global Fund

15 Jun 2007

Three organisations have jointly launched a new manual on how faith-based organisations (FBOs) in developing countries can interact with the Global Fund. “Engaging With The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - A Primer for Faith-Based Organizations” was produced by Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; World Vision; and Christian Connections for International Health.


Round Table Meeting Discusses Global Fund-Related Technical Support Issues

5 Feb 2007

Twenty global health leaders, implementers and advocates met in mid-January in England for a two-day "Round Table" of informal discussion on two closely related topics: first, how to ensure that implementers of Global Fund grants can have access to adequate and appropriate technical support; and second, what changes this might require in inter-agency collaboration between the Global Fund, UNAIDS, WHO, World Bank, DFID, PEPFAR, the Ga


Perspectives from Implementing Countries on Technical Support Issues

5 Feb 2007

Two months ago, Aidspan's Executive Director visited four countries in Asia and Africa to discuss technical support issues with people who are involved in or supporting Global Fund grant implementation.


The Imbalance Between Government and Civil Society in Global Fund Processes: A View from Thailand

26 Oct 2006

One of the key aspects of the Global Fund is the fact that the Fund permits, and indeed encourages, civil society to be actively involved in the governance and implementation of grants. However, over the past year or two, the Fund has increasingly been pushing for a more formal and a more standardized way of implementing grants.