Country Coordinating Mechanism

Overview

Country Coordinating Mechanisms are national committees in each country that submit funding applications to the Global Fund on behalf of the entire country. They include representatives from government, the private sector, technical partners, civil society and communities living with the diseases. They are a key element of the Global Fund partnership.

The Country Coordinating Mechanism:

  • Coordinates the development of the national request for funding
  • Nominates the Principal Recipient
  • Oversees the implementation of approved grants
  • Approves any reprogramming requests
  • Ensures linkages and consistency between Global Fund grants and other national health and development programs

The Country Coordinating Mechanism includes representatives of all sectors involved in the response to the diseases: multilateral or bilateral agencies, nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, faith-based organization, the private sector and – especially – people living with the diseases.