• Guidelines and Tools

    Global Fund Policy

    1. Global Fund Policies & Guidelines 
    2. Operational Policy Manual
      download [ PDF - 3 MBEnglish ]
    3. Guidelines for Budgeting in Global Fund Grants
      download [ PDF - 1 MBEnglish ]

    LFA Manual

    1. Foreword and Introduction (2014)
      download [ PDF - 138 KBEnglish
    2. Section A – Introduction to the Global Fund (2014)
      download [ PDF - 106 KBEnglish ]
    3. Section B – Practical arrangements (2014)
      download [ PDF - 197 KBEnglish ]

    The LFA Manual is currently being revised; the revised version of the following sections will be made available shortly.

    1. Section C – Access to Funding (under revision) 
      This section is currently under development   
    2. Section D – Implementation of grants (2011 version - under revision)
      download [ PDF - 318 KBEnglish ]
    3. Section E – Grant renewals (under revision) 
      For any question regarding grant renewals, please refer to the renewal guidelines further below and contact the relevant Fund Portfolio Manager 
    4. Section F – Grant amendments (2011 version - under revision)
      download [ PDF - 77 KBEnglish ]
    5. Section G – Grant closure and continuity of services (2011 version - under revision)  
      download [ PDF - 88 KBEnglish ]
    6. Section H – Special circumstances (2011 version - under revision)  
      download [ PDF - 349 KBEnglish ]
    7. Section I – Global Fund Essentials (Finance, M&E and PHPM) (2011 version - under revision)  
      download [ PDF - 139 KBEnglish ]
    8. Annexes (2011 version - under revision) 
      download [ PDF - 628 KBEnglish ]

    Additional Guidelines Relating to the LFA Role

    LFA Communication Protocol

    1. LFA Communication Protocol (July 2014)
      download [ PDF - 147 KBEnglish

    Requirements for the Selection of LFA Experts

    1. Procedure for the involvement and Approval of the key Local Fund Agents experts (June 2013)
      download [ DOCX - 135 KBEnglish ]

    Conflict of Interest

    1. LFA Conflict of Interest Guidelines
      download [ PDF - 129 KBEnglish ]

    Communication with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

    1. Office of the Inspector General

    Guidelines and Tools Relating to Specific LFA Services

    Access to Funding

    New Funding Model (NFM)

    1. LFA Services Requirements for NFM (Jan 2014)
      download [ DOCX - 26 KBEnglish ]

    Capacity Assessment Tool

    1. Capacity Assessment Tool – User Guide (May 2014)
      download [ PDF - 1 MBEnglish ]
    2. Capacity Assessment Tool – M&E section (May 2014)
      download [ PDF - 612 KBEnglish ]
    3. Capacity Assessment Tool – PSM section (May 2014)
      download [ PDF - 518 KBEnglish ]
    4. Capacity Assessment Tool – Finance section (May 2014)
      download [ PDF - 705 KBEnglish ]
    5. Capacity Assessment Tool – Governance section (May 2014)
      download [ PDF - 190 KBEnglish ]
    6. LFA Budget Review Checklist (May 2013)
      download [ DOCX - 140 KBEnglish ] [ DOCX - 140 KBEnglish ]
    7. LFA Budget Review Guidance Note (March 2011)
      download [ DOCX - 125 KBEnglish ]

    First Disbursement

    1. PR First Disbursement and LFA Recommendation Form Excel
      download [ XLS - 168 KBEnglish ]
    2. Guidelines LFA Recommendation for First Disbursement
      download [ PDF - 43 KBEnglish ]

    Grant Consolidation

    1. Consolidation Assessment Report into an SSF (Nov 2010)
      download [ XLS - 185 KBEnglish ]
    2. Transition to SSFs Checklist (Nov 2010)
      download [ DOC - 281 KBEnglish ]
    3. PR First Disbursement and LFA Recommendation Form for Consolidated Grant Excel
      download [ XLS - 165 KBEnglish ]

    CCM

    1. CCM Guidelines and Tools
    2. LFA CCM Funding Review ToRs
      download [ PDF - 118 KBEnglish ]
    3. LFA CCM Funding Review Template
      download [ DOCX - 123 KBEnglish ]

    Ongoing Grant Management

    Risk Management, including Fraud Prevention

    1. LFA assessment of Country and PR risks (Feb 2011)
      download [ PDF - 242 KBEnglish ]
    2. Role in the identification of fraud risks (Mar 2011)
      download [ PDF - 307 KBEnglish ]
    3. Risk of Theft and Diversion of Medicines Assessment Tool (September 2011)
      download [ DOC - 406 KBEnglish ]

    PU/DR

    1. Progress Update/Disbursement Request Guidelines (March 2014)
      download [ PDF - 740 KBEnglish ]
    2. Progress Update/Disbursement Request Forms (May 2011)
      download [ XLS - 720 KBEnglishEspañolFrançaisРусский ]
    3. Progress Update/Disbursement Request Training Library Slides (May 2011)
      download [ PPTX - 1 MBEnglishEspañolFrançaisРусский ]
    4. Grant Rating Tool
      download [ XLS - 63 KBEnglish ]
    5. Grant Rating Tool Guidance Note
      download [ DOCX - 37 KBEnglish ]
    6. Euro Payment Template (May 2011)
      download [ DOCX - 28 KBEnglish ]

    PSM

    1. PSM Guidelines and Tools
    2. An LFA’s Guide to the PQR
      download [ PDF - 1 MBEnglish ]
    3. LFA Procurement Review Tool
      download [ XLSX - 40 KBEnglish ]
    4. LFA Spot Checks of ACT Copayment Mechanism First Line Buyers TORs
      download [ PDF - 128 KBEnglish ]
    5. LFA Spot Checks of ACT Copayment Mechanism First Line Buyers Template
      download [ XLSX - 52 KBEnglish ]

    M&E

    1. M&E Guidelines and Tools
    2. On-Site Data Verification (OSDV)
    3. Rapid Service Quality Assessment (RSQA)

    Annual Audit

    1. Guidelines for Annual Audits of GF Grant Program Financial Statements 
      download [ PDF - 536 KBEnglishEspañolFrançais ]
    2. LFA Review of the PR/SR audit arrangements and audit reports (April 2014)
      download [ XLSX - 98 KBEnglish ]

    Verification of Bank Details

    1. Process for Bank Account Details Verification
      download [ PDF - 369 KBEnglish ]
    2. LFA Verification of Bank Account Information
      download [ PDF - 108 KBEnglish ]
    3. Sample Bank Confirmation Letter
      download [ PDF - 51 KBEnglish ]
    4. PR Bank Account Information Form
      download [ PDF - 27 KBEnglish ]
    5. Bank Account Details Matrix
      download [ PDF - 94 KBEnglish ]

    Enhanced Financial Reporting (EFR)

    1. Guidelines for Completing the EFR
      download [ PDF - 130 KBEnglish ]
    2. Enhanced Financial Reporting: LFA statement of work
      download [ DOC - 34 KBEnglish ]
    3. Enhanced Financial Reporting:  LFA review template (Excel)
      download [ XLS - 68 KBEnglish ]

    Anti-Terrorism Certification

    1. Anti-Terrorism LFA Statement of Work (March 2011)
      download [ PDF - 111 KBEnglish ]
    2. LFA Certification (Anti-Terrorism) (March 2011)
      download [ DOC - 74 KBEnglish ]

      Training Plans

      • ToRs for review of Training Plans to be submitted by PRs to LFAs and Secretariat
        download [ DOC - 80 KBEnglish ]

      Renewals

      1. LFA Assessment Report Guidelines (May 2013)
        download [ DOC - 345 KBEnglish ]
      2. LFA Assessment Report Template (May 2013)
        download [ DOC - 288 KBEnglish ]
      3. LFA Assessment Financial Report Template (February 2012)
        download [ XLSX - 54 KBEnglish ]
      4. LFA Budget Review Checklist (May 2013)
        download [ DOCX - 140 KBEnglish ] [ DOCX - 140 KBEnglish ]

      LFA Training material