• Government Donors

    Global Fund financing comes primarily from the public sector, with approximately 95 percent of total funding coming from donor governments and the remaining 5 percent coming from the private sector and innovative financing initiatives.

    As of end 2013, the top ten donor countries in terms of amount contributed were:

    1. United States
    2. France
    3. United Kingdom
    4. Germany
    5. Japan
    6. European Commission
    7. Canada
    8. Italy
    9. Sweden
    10. Netherlands

    In 2013 the Global Fund held its Fourth Replenishment, seeking funding for the 2014-2016 period. A total of US$12 billion was pledged during the replenishment conference held in December 2013, which was held in Washington D.C. and which was hosted by the U.S. government. However, it is important to note that this event was not the end of the replenishment efforts, and pledges continue to be received from some donor governments as well as other contributors.

    From 2002 up to 2016, a total of 56 donor governments have pledged US$42 billion and paid in US$30 billion. Four countries also contribute to the Global Fund through the debt swaps agreed with donor governments under the Debt2Health initiative. An updated list of pledges and contributions can be found here.

    Donor governments are represented on the Global Fund’s Board, which meets at least twice annually. Of the 20 Board Members with voting rights, eight represent donor government constituencies.

    It is the Global Fund’s policy that public sector money cannot be “earmarked” for specific needs or programs, and that the allocation of funding is the responsibility of the Board of the Global Fund.