Whistle-blowing Policy and Procedures for the Global FundJanuary 2013 read more
The main purpose of this whistle-blowing policy is to help the Global Fund exercise its duty of trust to protect its funds and to protect employees from behavior that does not adhere to the Global Fund’s core values or employee Handbook and Code of Conduct. The policy applies both to internal whistle-blowers (Global Fund employees), and to third-parties involved with the programs funded by the Global Fund.
Donors to the Global Fund: Who Gives How Much?December 2012 read more
The countries whose recent pledges to the Global Fund have been the largest in relation to their gross national income are Sweden, Norway, France, the United Kingdom and Canada, in that order.
To help with the analysis that led to this conclusion, Aidspan created a formula for a “Global Fund donor score.” The formula is based on a country’s average annual pledge to the Global Fund for 2011–2013 as a percentage of its 2011 gross national income. Aidspan then applied this formula to each of the 30 countries that have the largest economies and that are defined by the World Bank as being “high-income.” (The definition “high-income” is based on standard of living, not size of economy).
Information Note: Global Fund Engagement with Civil SocietySeptember 2012 read more
The purpose of this information note is to inform civil society (CS) partners on how to engage with the Global Fund in light of the recent structural changes. This information note was originally prepared for a meeting between the Global Fund and Civil Society networks held in Geneva July 6, 2012. Comments from that meeting are taken into account in this version. The note will be reviewed with CS partners and updated as needed.
Call to Action on the New Funding ModelMay 2012 read more
In November 2011, the Global Fund Board decided on a new and exciting Strategy for 2012-2016. If fully funded and well implemented, this strategy will fundamentally change the course of the epidemics.
The Board also agreed to introduce a “new funding model” – representing a change in the way countries would apply for Global Fund financing. The new funding model is not designed yet—but the Board agreed that it should be a more streamlined and flexible approach, and should include dialogue between countries and the Global Fund to improve the quality of proposals. The new funding model should also allow countries better preparation for implementation and multiple opportunities in a year to request funding.
Civil society has been lobbying for this new funding model to be designed in the right way—at the same time we have been demanding a pledging opportunity in 2012, in order to reverse the damage to scale up efforts countries are facing as a result of the decision to cancel Round 11.
There are troubling signs that the Global Fund is considering a model that includes pre-determined funding allocations for countries. We believe that this is a mistake and would severely undermine core principles that have distinguished the Global Fund as an innovative donor over the last decade. Country allocations would turn into “caps” that would quash informed demand and unmet need from countries, would undermine proposal quality, would fail to reward ambition and success, and would weaken urgently needed resource mobilization efforts.
Call on the Global Fund Board:
Soon, the Global Fund Board will begin the process of deciding how to shape this new funding model and how it will invest additional funds raised as a result of the new pledging opportunity. This letter calls on the Board to develop a new funding model that:
- Rejects pre-set country funding allocations or ‘funding envelopes’ as they will work as a ceiling or cap and quash well-informed, full expressions of country demand.
- Allows for high quality demand to be identified and aggregated in a queue if funding is temporarily insufficient.
- Develops a more flexible resource mobilization strategy that can provide predictable and sufficient funding opportunities.
- Applies characteristics of the new funding model also to investments for any additional pledging in 2012 or 2013.
The final letter, signed by 56 organizations worldwide, was sent to the Global Fund Board in May 2012.
Letter: Guidance to Global Fund General ManagerMarch 2012 read more
Strategy Meeting on Resource Mobilization for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and MalariaFebruary 2012 read more
This report summarizes discussions at a meeting of the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN)
held 8-10 February 2012 in Amsterdam. The meeting is an essential step in a recently launched
process to develop a joint civil society advocacy strategy, over both the short- and longer-term, in
support of resource mobilization for the Global Fund. Participants included representatives from
the Global Fund Secretariat, and international, regional and national NGOs, affected communities
and Friends of the Fund organizations that focus on one or more of the three Global Fund priority
diseases. Also in attendance were staff from the Stop TB Partnership and UNAIDS.
Strategic Investments for Impact: Global Fund Results Report 2012 (and Summary)January 2012 read more
The Global Fund Results Report 2012 presents the latest data from recipients of Global Fund grants in 151 countries – as well as the latest evidence of impact on the HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria pandemics, and the most up-to-date information on Global Fund financing.
Global Fund Strategy 2012-2016: Investing for ImpactJanuary 2012 read more
The Global Fund Strategy 2012-2016 defines the organization‟s aspirations and strategic actions for contributing to the collective fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It defines how the Global Fund will aim to accelerate progress, build on past successes and investments, and evolve to address challenges and seize opportunities – how it will “invest for impact”.
Letter: Round 11 CancellationDecember 2011 read more
A letter protesting the cancellation of Round 11 of the Global Fund. The final letter sent to the Global Fund Board at the end of 2011 was signed by 215 organizations worldwide.
The Global Fund’s resource allocation decisions for HIV programmes: addressing those in needOctober 2011 read more
Publisher: Journal of the International AIDS Society, 2011 14:51
This article assesses how the Global Fund’s investments in HIV programmes were targeted to key populations in relation to disease burden and national income. There has been a sustained scale up of the Global Fund’s HIV support. Funding has targeted the countries and populations with higher HIV burden and lower income. Prevention in most-at-risk populations is not adequately prioritized in most of the recipient countries. The Global Fund Board has recently modified eligibility and prioritization criteria to better target most-at-risk populations in Round 10 and beyond. More guidance is being provided for Round 11 to strategically focus demand for Global Fund financing in the present resource-constrained environment.