The Global Fund’s approach to supporting sustainability and transition is based on the central premise that planning for sustainability is something that should be taken into account by all countries regardless of where they sit on the development continuum.
When people think about key populations in the context of the Global Fund, they tend to think about the ones that are mentioned most often – such as sex workers, transgender people, people who inject drugs, and men who have sex with men.
TRP review of Global Fund Window 1 funding requests: Technical lessons learned for malaria, TB and HIV
TB funding requests did not convey a sense of boldness, innovation or ambition in the setting of targets or in the design of interventions, to quickly “move the needle.” This was one of many technical lessons learned identified by the Technical Review Panel (TRP) in a debriefing document which describes the outcomes of its review of funding requests from Window 1 of the current funding cycle.
More operational and implementation research initiatives should be included in funding proposals: Study
More needs to be done to promote the inclusion of operational and implementation research (OR/IR) initiatives in funding requests to the Global Fund. The Secretariat, technical partners and countries all have a role to play in making this happen.
Global Fund seeks feedback from participants in country dialogues and the preparation of funding requests
The Global Fund Secretariat is requesting people who were involved in country dialogues and the development of funding requests for the first window of applications for the 2017-2019 funding cycle to complete a confidential survey about their experiences. The Fund will use the results of the survey to improve the way it works.
The Secretariat has received 93 requests for funding in the first application window of the 2017-2019 funding cycle, according to the Global Fund’s Funding Request Status Tracker. Under the Global Fund’s differentiated application system, 73 requests used a program continuation application, 13 a full review application, and seven a tailored review application.
The Global Fund has released two resources which will be of interest to persons involved in the applications process – an Applicant Handbook, designed to support applicants in the preparation of funding requests for the 2017-2019 funding cycle; and a Funding Request Status Tracker. This article provides information on both resources.