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In our work as global health advocates, we often say that we are at a tipping point – on the verge of finally aligning all the right factors to create important change. The imagery it evokes is inspiring and motivating and pushes us to work that much harder to reach our goals of eradicating disease, eliminating poverty, and achieving equity, just to name a few. But what we often overlook are the fundamental limitations imposed on us by the current understanding and practices of Official Development Assistance (ODA); we are fighting within the box and forget to think outside of the box.

The concept of aid, particularly as it relates to international development and global health, is in flux. Traditional ways of approaching aid and how we fund aid work are long overdue for an overhaul, as we reach a precipice of donor fatigue and changing priorities. We know this, but what are we to do about it?

In response to the need to look a...


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This article is part of a series on the grantees of The New Venture Fund for Global Fund Advocacy (NVF for GFA), a grant-making initiative dedicated to advocacy for increased resource mobilization for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The NVF for GFA initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. International Civil Society Support (ICSS)—which serves as the Secretariat for the Global Fund Advocates Network—is the primary grantee and technical partner of NVF for GFA. As a technical partner, ICSS provides support to grantees by providing strategic input and coordinating with key stakeholders to maximize impact of the investments.

Africa Japan Forum (AJF) found success during its NVF for GFA grant in using strategies that focused on Japan’s funding priorities by developing and leveraging civil society advocacy around Japan’s leadership in international fora. AJF had two key opportuni...


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This article is part of a series on the grantees of The New Venture Fund for Global Fund Advocacy (NVF for GFA), a grant-making initiative dedicated to advocacy for increased resource mobilization for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The NVF for GFA initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. International Civil Society Support (ICSS)—which serves as the Secretariat for the Global Fund Advocates Network—is the primary grantee and technical partner of NVF for GFA. As a technical partner, ICSS provides support to grantees by providing strategic input and coordinating with key stakeholders to maximize impact of the investments.

Through the NVF for GFA grant, Osservatorio AiDS – Aids Diritti Salute (Italian Network on AIDS, Rights and Health), with the support of AIDOS (Italian Association for Women in Development), focused on developing Global Fund champions within parliam...


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Over the years, the Global Fund has developed an impressive and effective set of strategies for resource mobilization: outcomes from replenishments have increased significantly from USD$3.7 billion for 2006-2007 to USD$12.9 billion for 2017-2019. However, the Global Fund has not really ever been able to reach its target levels, a USD$20 billion gap exists in health financing and there is a perspective that we may have reached a ceiling in the level of donor funding using that known “menu” of strategies.

The Resource Mobilization Action Plan, the current plan for on-going resource mobilization at the Global Fund, suggests some actions and prospects but sets a fairly low goal for increased contributions during this 5th replenishment period. The Global Fund is undoubtedly a unique, innovative and learning organization that continues to achieve better results and more efficiencies: but that success simply does not translate int...


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Publisher: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Het Global Fund heeft een helder mandaat en speelt een belangrijke rol in het behalen van de gezondheid gerelateerde SDG’s. De nieuwe strategie (2017-2022), waarin beleidsprioriteiten helder zijn geformuleerd, sluit hierbij aan. Bestuurs- en beheersorganen, het evaluatiesysteem, het financieel beheer en corruptiebestrijding zijn goed opgezet. Het Global Fund is een lerende en vernieuwende organisatie, wat onder andere blijkt uit het toepassen van bevindingen uit evaluaties. De organisatie is een bijzonder wereldwijd partnerschap en werkt nauw samen met multilaterale en bilaterale instellingen, overheden, NGO’s, private sector en de doelgroep.

(The Global Fund scored 3s & 4s on a scale of 1-4)


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Publisher: UK  Department for International Development

The Multilateral Development Review is a detailed assessment of how the multilateral system performs. It examined every agency which receives more than £1 million of annual core funding from DFID, asked how their work aligns with UK development and humanitarian objectives, and assessed the quality of their organisational performance.

Organisations including the World Bank, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Global Fund) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (known as Gavi), are achieving exceptional results. The successful performance of the Global Fund in this Multilateral Development Review fed directly into the UK’s decision to increase funding from £800 million to £1.1 billion for 2017-2019. 

The Global Fund needs to constantly keep improving efficiency and impact and strengthening wider health partnerships. The Glo...


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