Special initiatives

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An update on The Global Fund’s six special initiatives

5 Apr 2016

The Secretariat has provided an update on Special Initiatives to the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee and the Financial and Operational Performance Committee. The update has not been made public, but Aidspan has received permission to report on its contents.

5.

Only a small number of country concept notes remain to be processed

22 Mar 2016
Almost 90% of the notes are in grant-making or have already resulted in Board-approved grants

The Secretariat has provided an update on the new funding model to the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee and the Financial and Operational Performance Committee. The update has not been made public but Aidspan has received permission to report on its contents. The Secretariat also provided Aidspan with additional information for this article.

1.

Discussion, but no decisions yet on changes to the allocation methodology for 2017-2019

23 Nov 2015
Proposed methodology will be developed at the SIIC meeting in February 2016
EECA organizations ask for more communications and consultations

The allocation methodology for 2017-2019 was much discussed at the Board meeting on 16-17 November. There were two slots on the agenda devoted to this topic, but the Board was not asked to make any decisions.

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Global Fund commits half of $15 million budget for CRG special initiative

6 Sep 2015
Partners raise critical questions about the initiative

The Global Fund has committed approximately $7 million of the $15 million budget for its Community Rights and Gender (CRG) Special Initiative. Each of the initiative’s three arms – technical assistance (TA) provision, key populations network strengthening, and regional communication and coordination platforms – have received relatively equal amounts.

The initiative runs until the end of 2016.

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Global Fund Board approves $100m for special initiatives and $200m for regional programs

10 Mar 2014
The funds approved will be supplementary to the resources allocated to countries under the new funding model

DECISION POINT: GF/B31/DP06 and GF/B31/DP07

The Global Fund Board on 6 March approved some $300 million in funding to be set aside for special initiatives and regional programs for 2014-2016, in excess of the $10.22 billion that will be allocated to countries during the same period.

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