Fund Launches New Funding Model
28 February 2013
Up to $1.9
billion Available in 2013 and 2014
GENEVA - The Global
Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today launched a new funding model that allows it to invest more
strategically, achieve greater impact, and engage implementers and partners more
The new funding model provides countries that implement
grants with more flexibility around when they apply for funds, as well as more
predictability on the level of funding available, while still encouraging
countries to clearly express how much funding they need to effectively treat and
prevent HIV and AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Up to $1.9 billion may be available
for the new funding model's transition period, in 2013 and 2014. Full
implementation of the new funding model will begin in early 2014 and will grant
money in the 2014-2016 period.
"Our new funding model means more effective
investments, with greater impact," said Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the
Global Fund. "It will definitely help us leverage investment in a way that
allows our partners to reach more people facing these diseases."
added: "Our gains will be lost if we do not move forward to defeat these
diseases. We can't stop now."
Based on the available funding, 47 countries
may receive up to US$1.5 billion through renewals, grant extensions and
redesigned programs that can rapidly make use of funds in 2013. As "interim
applicants," these countries can immediately accelerate current programs that
are highly effective.
Six countries and three regional programs are being
invited as "early applicants" to participate in the full process of the new
funding model, from submitting a concept note to creating a new grant. The
countries - Zimbabwe, El Salvador, Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Kazakhstan and the Philippines - will be able to access a total of US$364
million in new funding, and can also apply for additional funds that incentivize
ambitious and high impact investments and co-financing.
For all other
countries, "standard applicants," the new funding model's flexible timeline
means that efforts to conduct country dialogue and strengthen national
strategies can proceed in a constructive way consistent with national planning
cycles to prepare for funding in the 2014-2016 period.
The new funding
model replaces the former "rounds" system of funding, which had one timing
window for funding applications.
This year, the Global Fund invited
country disease programs for funding based on criteria including: 1) being
positioned to achieve rapid impact; 2) facing service interruptions or 3)
currently receiving less than they would under the new funding model's
The new funding model is aligned with the Global
Fund's existing practice of encouraging each recipient country to engage a
diversity of partners, including civil society, to use the best epidemiology and
scientific data possible to achieve maximum impact.
The new funding model
also encourages countries to strengthen national strategies by incorporating HIV
and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria treatment and prevention in a holistic,
programmatic approach. Further, it supports countries in consolidating existing
funding streams and redesigning grants as needed around coherent, strategic and
high impact investments that are aligned with domestic and other external
"The new funding model gives us a special chance to learn
and adapt," said Dr. Dybul. "During this year, we will monitor various aspects
of the new funding model process so that we can adapt in real time. We are a
learning institution and we will gain insight and knowledge as we work
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