Country Coordinating Mechanism

Eligibility

For a country to receive funding, and in the interest of enhancing good governance, Country Coordinating Mechanisms have:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Minimum standards
  • Standards
  • Recommendations

Eligibility pyramid

Eligibility requirements

These are the six minimum criteria that all Country Coordinating Mechanisms must meet in order to be eligible for funding:

  • Eligibility Requirement 1: A transparent and inclusive funding application development process
  • Eligibility Requirement 2: An open and transparent Principal Recipient selection process
  • Eligibility Requirement 3: Overseeing program implementation and having an oversight plan
  • Eligibility Requirement 4: Document the representation of affected communities
  • Eligibility Requirement 5: Ensure representation of non-governmental members through transparent and documented processes
  • Eligibility Requirement 6: Develop, publish and follow a policy to manage conflict of interest that applies to all Country Coordinating Mechanism members, across all Country Coordinating Mechanism functions

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.

Minimum standards

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.

Standards

These represent additional criteria important for effective Country Coordinating Mechanism performance.

Recommendations

The recommendations represent best practice, based on accumulated experience, which uphold core principles and strengthen performance.

Meeting minutes

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.