Country Coordinating Mechanism

  • CCM Eligibility and Performance Assessment

    Process

    CCMs are required to carry out a CCM Eligibility and Performance Assessment and produce a complete diagnostic, which includes facilitating the self-assessment and evaluating CCM compliance levels with Eligibility Requirements and Minimum Standards to determine the level of functionality of the CCM.

    According to the new differentiated strategy approach, there are three different strategies to conduct the annual CCM Eligibility and Performance Assessment (EPA): standard, light and superlight. CCMs are informed of the current strategy relevant to them by their Fund Portfolio Manager (FPM).

    Standard Strategy

    The standard EPA includes three components: a desk review (‘Pillar 1’), a set of interviews with stakeholders (‘Pillar 2’) and an Improvement Plan (‘Pillar 3’). CCMs should request Technical Assistance (TA) from TA Providers page in order to facilitate the self-assessment and produce a complete diagnostic that takes into account information from in-country partners. A list of TA providers available to provide support for the self-assessment is available here. CCMs who would like to choose a different provider to facilitate this process must consult their FPM. The EPA should be completed via an online platform, the link for which is specific to each CCM.

    The TA provider, in collaboration with the CCM, will analyse the internal functioning and dynamics of the CCM and conduct interviews with in -country key stakeholders to get the information necessary to develop a diagnostic and improvement plan for each CCM. This Improvement Plan is to be submitted to the Global Fund Secretariat.

    CCMs that are fully compliant will be granted “CCM Eligibility Clearance” for one year from the assessment. This Clearance allows the CCM to submit a funding request without having to go through the CCM Eligibility Screening (3 to 6).

    For non-compliant CCMs, TA providers will support the CCM to elaborate a milestone-driven improvement plan, to be submitted to the Global Fund. The Global Fund will determine if the proposed plan is reasonable and agree on whether or not it is acceptable, prior to funding request submission. Non-adherence to the improvement plan will impact current and future funding.

    Light and Superlight Strategies

    The Light and the Superlight Strategies are simplified versions and include only the EPA self-assessment and the Improvement Plan (Pillars 1 and 3). Unlike the standard approach, CCMs do not have the option to request TA support to help validate key milestones and correct any bottlenecks that could hinder progress. In order to be eligible for funding, in the Light Strategy CCMs need to comply with both the six Eligibility Requirements (ERs) and the Minimum Standards , while with the Superlight Strategy it is only the six ERs

    As with the Standard strategy, CCMs that are fully compliant will be granted “CCM Eligibility Clearance” for one year from the assessment. This Clearance allows the CCM to submit a funding request without having to go through the CCM Eligibility Screening (3 to 6).

    For non-compliant CCMs, a milestone-driven improvement plan should be developed and then submitted to the Global Fund. The Global Fund will determine if the proposed plan is reasonable and agree on whether or not it is acceptable, prior to funding request submission. Non-adherence to the improvement plan will impact current and future funding.

    CCM Eligibility and Performance Assessment Documents

    EPA Guidance Documents

    CCM Feedback

    A form for CCMs to provide feedback on the EPA is available below. Anonymous feedback is welcome (specifying the CCM/Country is optional). Please return this document via email to .