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The Global Fund works with countries to support programs of prevention, treatment and care for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and to strengthen health systems.
The funding model is based on allocations. In this current cycle covering 2014-2016, eligible countries received an upfront allocation, which provides improved predictability of funding.
Starting from the country’s national strategic plan, stakeholders participate in an ongoing and inclusive country dialogue. This dialogue will serve as the basis for developing a funding application known as a concept note. After a thorough evaluation by a group of independent experts, implementers work with the Global Fund to develop a road map for implementation so that when grants are submitted to the Board for final approval and funding, it is considered ready to receive its first disbursement.
The funding model is designed to assist countries in achieving maximum impact. It is based on the active engagement of all stakeholders involved in the response to the diseases. Because the timing is flexible, it allows countries to align the funding application, national strategy and national budgeting processes.
There is also active involvement on the part of the Global Fund and technical partners to ensure that countries design and implement the most robust and effective response to the three diseases. Detailed information on the process can be found at Funding Process & Steps.