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Financial support from the Global Fund and other donors is far from sufficient to completely address the full cost of the response to AIDS, TB and malaria. For this reason, our funding model incorporates a set of counterpart financing requirements.
Counterpart financing is defined as all domestic public resources allocated to directly supporting the programs funded by the Global Fund. These resources can include government revenues, government loans from external sources or private creditors, social health insurance, and/or debt relief.
An increasing level of funding will need to come from implementing countries to sustain the momentum in the fight against the three diseases. By contributing domestic resources, countries increase their ownership of the response and build the sustainability of the programs.
There are two parts to the counterpart financing requirements.
In order to be eligible for funding, countries must:
Eighty-five percent of a country’s allocation is directly available to fund grants, but in order to access the final 15 percent of the allocation, countries will need to commit to additional counterpart financing investments (previously known as “willingness to pay”). These investments should be made in areas that directly benefit programs funded by the Global Fund. The amount of additional commitment required is linked to a country’s ability to pay.