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‘Realities on the ground’ for Asia-Pacific civil society’s engagement in Global Fund ‘country dialogue’ are improving
2018 survey reflects results from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam
Global Fund seeks feedback from participants in country dialogues and the preparation of funding requests
The Global Fund Secretariat is requesting people who were involved in country dialogues and the development of funding requests for the first window of applications for the 2017-2019 funding cycle to complete a confidential survey about their experiences. The Fund will use the results of the survey to improve the way it works.
Five of the eight studies are country-specific
A report released by the Global Fund last November provides stories of effective community engagement on HIV, TB and malaria. How We Engage contains eight case studies, of which five are country-specific: Cambodia, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Benin and Sierra Leone.
Details on GAC comments on grants to six countries
As reported in GFO #295, in August the Board approved $180 million in funding for 14 grants from 11 countries. The Board was acting on recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grants Approvals Committee (GAC). This article provides a summary of the some of the comments made by the GAC in its report to the Board.
Community, rights and gender issues have a higher profile, but challenges remain in demonstrating impact
CGR issues received a big boost in the Fund’s new Strategy 2017-2022
The Global Fund has been successful at raising awareness about the importance of community, rights, and gender (CRG) and promoting the inclusion of CRG issues in country dialogues and concept notes. However, challenges remain in translating these achievements into impact in programs on the ground.
Survey of CSOs and communities finds that concept note development is the most open part of the NFM
There is lesser participation from key populations than from civil society organizations in country and regional dialogues, according to survey conducted by the Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Services Organizations on civil society and community perspectives on Global Fund processes.
GFO speaks with Louie Zepeda-Teng
In this fast-paced world, it is easy sometimes to forget the individual stories of those affected by the three diseases. These personal stories resonate with all of us as global citizens. They are critical in highlighting the significance of the work of Global Fund–supported programs, bringing true meaning and value to the $13 billion replenishment target.
Survey finds African key populations still largely excluded from decision-making, despite NFM promises
Participation diminishes as countries move through the stages of the application process
According to a new report, cornerstone principals of the new funding model, such as inclusive country dialogue and meaningful participation, have not translated in practice for key populations in sub-Saharan Africa.
Just under half of the expected 260 concept notes under NFM submitted in 2014, representing 58% of allocation funding
In its first update on the new funding model (NFM) for 2015, and ultimately the last stand-alone update it will provide, the Global Fund offered a look back at the roll-out of the mechanism aiming to direct the greatest resources to those countries with the highest disease burden and least ability to pay.
While turning the page on a financial scandal, Malawi still confronting challenges in prioritizing HIV interventions
Civil society flags major imbalance in activities outlined in just-submitted concept note
Seeking to turn the page on a financial scandal involving the National AIDS Commission, Malawi has appointed new principal recipients to administer the $574 million it was allocated to fight HIV.