Register of Unfunded Quality Demand

  • Overview

    The Register of Unfunded Quality Demand is an innovative tool that provides a list of unmet funding requests that have been assessed as strategically focused and technically sound. The register essentially contains requests to fund programs that should be, but cannot yet be, fully funded.

    In March 2016, the Board’s Finance and Operational Performance Committee reviewed an updated financial forecast, including the resources available to further optimize funds allocated across the portfolio in order to maximize impact in priority areas. Upon addressing such priorities, additional resources that become available could be used to finance investments on the Register of Unfunded Quality Demand. The Global Fund strongly encourages all donors to consider providing additional contributions that could further fulfill the quality demand expressed by applicants.

    All applicants are encouraged to demonstrate ambitious vision in a funding request. Any requests that are considered strategically focused and technically sound by the Technical Review Panel, but for which there are not enough resources currently available, will be placed on the Register of Unfunded Quality Demand for possible future financing over a three-year period.

    Financing may come from the following sources

    Global Fund resources, comprising:

    • Any additional Global Fund resources that the Global Fund Board’s Finance and Operational Performance Committee approves as available for the register based on an annual assessment; or
    • Any resources channeled through the Global Fund from eligible donors to specific country disease components. These donors can include private donors (such as corporations, foundations and individuals) and approved public mechanisms (i.e. UNITAID and Debt2Health).


    • Donors may also wish to use the register to select quality demand, but make and manage co-investments outside of Global Fund systems and structures to fund items on the register through independent processes and engagement with beneficiaries of such co-investments.

    All countries are eligible to receive funding for unfunded quality demand that is recorded on the register. Regional and multicountry applications may also receive funding through the register, but only from private donor contributions. A reminder: the register facilitates possible financing but it does not guarantee it.

    The unfunded quality demand registered to date is available in the Excel tool. This register can be searched and analyzed by region, country, component and intervention in order to help potential donors more easily identify areas of need.

    The register will be published quarterly, if there are new entries. Interested donors can contact the Global Fund’s Private Sector team () to engage in more detailed discussions.