country coordinating mechanism
The Global Fund Board has approved a new CCM Policy, which replaces the Guidelines and Requirements for Country Coordinating Mechanisms (hereinafter, CCM Guidelines). The Board delegated authority to the Strategy Committee to approve amendments to the CCM Policy.
Global Fund Board approves CCM Evolution initiative at an intermediate level of ambition but with a phased-in approach
The Global Fund Board has approved implementation of a CCM Evolution initiative at an intermediate level of ambition. However, the Board has opted for a phased-in approach. It approved $3.85 million to cover costs in the balance of this year and in 2019. During the phase-in, 16 CCMs will be targeted.
Extensions to the Global Fund’s existing HIV and TB grants to Nigeria will be funded from the 2017–2019 allocations
As mentioned elsewhere in this issue, the Board has approved 18-month costed extensions for two HIV and two TB grants to Nigeria.
The CCM Hub at the Global Fund Secretariat, in close collaboration with the USAID Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project, has developed a new standardized orientation program for country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs). The purpose of the program is to improve CCM performance by providing members with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities.