Global Fund Will Issue Statement on Funding About the Time Round 11 Is Launched
Aidspan plans to release the English version of Volume 2 of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 11 Applications to the Global Fund" within a few days of the launch of Round 11 (which is scheduled for 15 August). Volume 2 will include guidance on many of the questions on both the regular proposal form and the new common health systems strengthening (HSS) proposal form.
TRP's Report on Round 10 Provides Clues to What Applicants Should Include in Their Round 11 Proposals
Here is a question for consultants and committees writing proposals for Round 11: Would you like to know now what the Technical Review Panel (TRP) wants to see in the proposals when it reviews them early in 2012?
This article provides information on some of the major organisations providing Global Fund-focused technical assistance (TA). The article highlights two types of Global Fund-focused TA: (1) TA to help applicants with the development of their Global Fund proposals for Round 11; and (2) TA for programme implementation and institutional development.
The Global Fund's Technical Review Panel (TRP) has recommended that the Global Fund Board approve 89 Round 10 grants that, over their first two years, will cost $1.76 billion. This makes Round 10 the third largest round ever of Global Fund grants (after Rounds 8 and 9).
In August 2010, the Global Fund Board rejected a request for funding for Phase 2 of a Round 6 tuberculosis (TB) grant in Sri Lanka. This is the first time in more than three years that the Global Fund has declined to approve a Phase 2 request. Some Board members opposed the decision.
Earlier this year, the Global Fund amended its prioritisation criteria for Round 10, giving less weight to technical merit than under the old criteria. This has led to some misconceptions about how the prioritisation criteria would be used for Round 10. The purpose of this article, therefore, is to explain the facts and provide an example of how proposals might be ranked if the criteria need to be invoked.
It appears likely that the demand for funding in Round 10 will be about the same as it was in Round 9. The Global Fund has released preliminary figures indicating that the total two-year cost for all Round 10 applications amounts to $4.36 billion.
French- and Spanish-language versions of the "Toolkit for Using Round 10 of the Global Fund for Health Systems Strengthening" are now available.
"The Aidspan Guide to Round 10 Applications to theGlobal Fund - Volume 2: The Applications Process and the Proposal Form"is now available for single-country applicants in English, French, Spanish andRussian at www.aidspan.org/guides.