The Board notes that the Policy and Strategy Committee discussed (a) establishing fixed dates for the launch and approval of rounds to make progress towards greater alignment of Global Fund processes with country cycles and greater harmonization with partners' actions; and (b) ideas to develop a more flexible system whereby funding by the Global Fund of some grants or proposals might move away from rounds-based timing.
For those proposals that remain on a rounds-based system, the Board endorses the recommendation of the Policy and Strategy Committee that the Board establish and announce to the public, with significant advance notice, a fixed set of dates for future rounds of funding.
The Board decides the following:
The Board requests that at the appropriate times the Secretariat propose the appropriate dates for the next Call for Proposals and for Board approval of such proposals. These dates should take into account the schedules of recipients, partners, donors and the Secretariat.