• Guidelines and Tools

    Global Fund Policy

    1. Global Fund Policies & Guidelines 
    2. Operational Policy Manual
      download [ PDF - 3 MBEnglish ]
    3. Global Fund Guidelines for Grant Budgeting and Annual Financial Reporting
      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
    2. LFA Interactions with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
      download [ PDF - 173 KBEnglish ]

    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