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Global Fund Sets Ambitious Fundraising Target of $15 Billion

9 Apr 2013
Says if target achieved, 87% of total funding needs for 2014–2016 could be covered
Target almost 50% higher than what was pledged for 2011–2013

The Global Fund wants to raise $15 billion for 2014–2016. The Fund announced the target in a news release issued on the eve of the pre-replenishment meeting in Brussels, Belgium on 9–10 April.

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Civil Society Has Had Limited Impact on Drug Policy Reform in Three Former Soviet Union Countries, Researchers Say

5 Oct 2012
Global Fund support for advocacy in these countries has been limited
CSOs fearful of challenging government policies

Editor’s note: In their paper, Andrew Harmer et al raise some interesting issues about the impact of Global Fund financing on civil society organisations not just in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, but also in other regions. Aidspan has created a Discussion Page on its website where GFO readers can engage in a discussion on these issues.

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Invitation to Attend Annual Meeting of Civil Society PR Network

1 Sep 2012

The Civil Society Principal Recipients Network (CSPRN) is inviting all civil society PRs to send representatives to the network’s annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, on 8–12 October 2012 (maximum two representatives per PR).

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CSOs Submit Position Paper on New Funding Model

30 Aug 2012
Argue against country envelopes and the 55% rule
There are calls for the Global Fund to revisit its consultations process

Twelve civil society organisations (CSOs), most of them from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, have submitted a joint position paper on the development of a new funding model for the Global Fund.

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CSOs Express Concerns About New Funding Model Discussions

27 Aug 2012
Both the process and the substance have been questioned
The SIIC will discuss options this week

Concerns have been raised by civil society organisations (CSOs) about the process being followed to develop a new funding model for the Global Fund, and about the fact that most of the discussions have focused on formulas for allocating funding.

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Reports Document Adverse Impacts of Cancelling Round 11

15 Aug 2012
Declines in expected funding have impaired the ability of countries to scale up, and have threatened to disrupt current services
Programmes run by community-based organisations have been hard hit

The cancellation of Round 11 by the Global Fund has had a significant impact on programmes to fight AIDS, TB and malaria including, in particular, programmes being implemented by civil society organisations (CSOs). Programme scale-up and even some essential life-saving interventions that were planned by countries were halted.

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Civil Society Is Being Left Out of Critical Decisions, CS Spokesperson Says

3 Aug 2012

Specific concerns spelled out

To achieve maximum impact, the Global Fund needs the full engagement of civil society (CS). However, CS has not been meaningfully involved in the critical decisions currently being taken by the Fund.

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Chinese NGO Calls for a Freeze on Disbursements for HIV Grant

13 Oct 2011

A Chinese NGO has called on the Global Fund to "continue to freeze" funding to the Chinese government for HIV.

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The Global Fund Should Move Now to Expand the Non-CCM Window

15 Nov 2010

When is the Global Fund finally going to make it easier for Non-CCMs to apply to the Fund to address the needs of vulnerable populations that have been left out of the national response?

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Report Documents Gaps in Civil Society Participation on CCMs

8 Oct 2010

People living with HIV are present on CCMs, but often lack genuine access to decision-making. Key affected populations are often absent from CCMs. CCM members (not just government representatives) are often unable or unwilling to create the conditions needed for the meaningful participation of these populations.

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