For a country to receive funding, and in the interest of enhancing good governance, Country Coordinating Mechanisms have:
These are the six minimum criteria that all Country Coordinating Mechanisms must meet in order to be eligible for funding:
Requirements 1 and 2 are assessed by the Global Fund Secretariat at the time that the funding application is submitted.
Requirements 3 through 6 are assessed each year through an Eligibility and Performance Assessment, which is carried out by the Country Coordinating Mechanism. Countries must request technical assistance through the Global Fund for this.
These are actions and policies that are considered the basics needed to ensure effective performance of Country Coordinating Mechanisms, based on the accumulated experience of implementers.
Compliance with the minimum standards is a condition for access to Global Fund financing.
These represent additional criteria important for effective Country Coordinating Mechanism performance.
The recommendations represent best practice, based on accumulated experience, which uphold core principles and strengthen performance.
Keeping minutes of Country Coordinating Mechanism meetings improves the effectiveness of the meetings and enhances the quality of decision-making. These minutes also help Country Coordinating Mechanisms demonstrate their compliance with eligibility requirements and performance indicators. We have developed templates that can be useful for this purpose. They are listed below.