Established as a partnership in global health, the Global Fund works closely with a wide diversity of partners –implementing governments, donors, civil society, international development organizations, the private sector and communities living with and affected by the diseases. This partnership model actively supports country-owned approaches that develop and implement effective, evidence-based programs to respond to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
There are six Eligibility Requirements (ERs) with which CCMs must comply in order to be eligible for funding. Eligibility Requirements embody good governance practices with which all CCMs must comply.
A brief list of what each of the six Eligibility Requirements relate to is below, with more detail available on each requirement in CCM Guidelines and Requirements (updated translations will be available soon):
In the NFM, the process for reviewing the 6 CCM Eligibility Requirements has changed:
The CCM Guidelines and Requirements have been updated to include a revision of CCM Eligibility Requirement (ER) No. 4, approved by the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC) in July 2013 (GF/SIIC08/DP4). The SIIC also approved CCM Minimum Standards, which measures core functions of a CCM. CCM Minimum Standards have been designed taking into consideration feedback from some early applicants, technical assistance providers, CCMs, countries and other stakeholders, in addition to past experiences with CCM Guidelines implementation. CCM Minimum Standards represent additional criteria that will be enforceable and compulsory for grant signing as of January 2015.
Per Eligibility Requirement (ER) 4, the Global Fund requires all CCMs to show evidence of membership of people living with HIV and of people affected by TB or malaria (where funding is requested or has previously been approved for the respective disease). People affected by TB or malaria include people who have lived with these diseases in the past or who come from communities where the diseases are endemic.
The revised ER 4 is aligned with the New Funding Model, and integrates lessons learned during the NFM transition phase, to ensure the integration of human rights considerations throughout the grant life cycle. Based on the Global Fund Strategy 2012-2016, the revision of ER4 helps ensures that all Global Fund-related structures (including the CCM) operationalize human rights principles that include non-discrimination, gender equality and participation of key affected populations.
There are three components to the revised ER 4:
The revision of ER 4 will improve and broaden the representation of PLWDs and KAPs on CCMs, promoting robust Country Dialogues and the development of Concept Notes that are fully aligned with the epidemiological context and focus on high-impact interventions on target populations.
Revised Eligibility Requirement 4
The Global Fund requires all CCMs to show evidence of membership of people that are both living with and representing people living with HIV, and of people affected* by and representing people affected by Tuberculosis ** and Malaria*** as well as people from and representing Key Affected Populations****, based on epidemiological as well as human rights and gender considerations.
* Either people who have lived with these diseases in the past or who come from communities where the diseases are endemic
** In countries where Tuberculosis is a public health problem or funding is requested or has previously been approved for Tuberculosis.
*** In countries where there is on-going evidence of Malaria transmission or funding is requested or has previously been approved for Malaria
**** The Secretariat may waive the requirement of representation of Key Affected Populations as it deems appropriate to protect individuals
The following CCM minutes template is a recommended good practice tool for CCMs to use. It was designed to:
The present template was designed after an in-depth analysis of around 3,000 pages of CCM minutes in preparation of Round 9 proposal submission to the Global Fund. The study showed that:
The study concludes that the overall quality of CCM minutes needs to be improved so as to provide useful and timely information first and foremost to the CCM, its stakeholders, as well as a wider circle of potential users including the Global Fund, technical support partners and the public at large.
While recommended as a tool by the Global Fund, it is important to note that the CCM minutes template is not compulsory. However, we do encourage CCMs to feel free to adapt it to their needs or to incorporate parts of it into the CCM’s existing minutes template.
The template is available in Microsoft Word and Excel and will be available in the near future in additional languages.
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