Funding for watchdogs can be included in grants
In an article in GFO 269 on the links between the OIG and local watchdogs, we stated that there is currently no financial mechanism at the Global Fund to support local watchdogs. We have been notified by the Secretariat that funding for watchdogs can be included in a grant. Under both the community systems strengthening and the removing legal barriers modules, applicants can ask for funds for community-led monitoring. Some country and regional applicants have asked for this in their concept notes.