The Evolution of “Country Ownership” at the Global Fund

31 May 2013

“Country ownership” has been one of the core principles of the Global Fund since it was created in 2002.


Women in Board Leadership Positions

26 Apr 2013

In an article posted on GFO Live on 23 March 2013, we said that when Dr Nafsiah Mboi and Mireille Guigaz take up their responsibilities as, respectively, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Global Fund Board this June, it will mark the first time that two women occupy the two Board leadership positions at the same time.


The Elephant and the Mouse

18 Apr 2013

by Bernard Rivers

I was recently invited by a university in the UK to serve as a visiting fellow for most of this year while conducting research on the Global Fund. I have to raise my own funding for this project, so the only advantage of the fellowship is that it provides a label to hang round my neck. But that’s exactly what I wanted, so I accepted with thanks.


Aidspan Launches Multilingual Website

22 Mar 2013

Since the start of Aidspan eleven years ago, our website (www.aidspan.org) has been almost exclusively in English. The website has been an important tool in our work of explaining, analysing and discussing various aspects of the Global Fund’s operations and structure. 


UNDP Strengthens National Entities to Implement Global Fund Grants

13 Mar 2013
The UN body has completed its work as PR in 19 countries

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says that it plays a key role in developing the capacity of national bodies in the countries where it operates as principal recipient (PR) to enable them to implement Global Fund grants after UNDP has completed its term as PR.


NFM Application Materials

2 Mar 2013

The Editor’s Note at the beginning of issue 211 of the GFO Newsletter said that the application materials for early applicants under the new funding model (NFM) were not available on the Global Fund website. This was an error.


Information for Interim Applicants

1 Mar 2013

Interim applicants selected by the Global Fund will receive a formal invitation to apply for funding in the transition phase. The Global Fund will advise each potential interim applicant of the amount of funding available to it. Invited applicants will be asked to officially acknowledge receipt of the Global Fund’s invitation, and to confirm within a specified time frame whether they would like to participate.


Information for Early Applicants

1 Mar 2013
Early CCM applicants will use most elements of the NFM
Concept note is a mix of old and new

This article summarises the guidance provided by the Global Fund for early applicants under the new funding model (NFM), the process that these applicants will follow, and the information these applicants are required to submit.

Guidance provided by the Global Fund


Alliance India Conducts Mock OIG Audit Exercise

27 Feb 2013

In 2012, the India HIV/AIDS Alliance (Alliance India) conducted an exercise to prepare itself and its sub-recipients (SRs) and sub-sub-recipients (SSRs) for an audit by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Alliance India is the principal recipient (PR) for a Round 9 HIV grant worth about $25 million.


Retirement – No Empty Days, Please

5 Nov 2012

by Bernard Rivers

My father was a manager. When he retired, his days were suddenly empty. He had nothing to manage.

And now, it’s my turn to “retire.” But no empty days for me, please – that would be a fate worse than death.