For several weeks, civil society organizations in Tunisia have organized demonstrations and issued press releases to ask for the signature of the framework agreement that is required prior to funding. An HIV grant worth $11 million was approved in December 2015 but can only be disbursed after the agreement is signed.
After a delay of about six months, the framework agreement for Global Fund grants to Pakistan is set to be signed the week of 22 February.
Under the new funding model, each country signs a framework agreement which spells out the terms and conditions for all grants to that country. Then, separate grant confirmation forms are signed for each grant for which The Global Fund Board has approved funding.