The Board approves the "Guidelines on the Purpose, Structure, Composition and Funding of Country Coordinating Mechanisms and Requirements for Grant Eligibility" ("CCM Guidelines") as outlined in Attachment 1, Section 1 of GF/B16/7 (Revision 1).
In the context of DP/B15/14 the Board requests the Portfolio Committee to continue to review the representation and participation of civil society and private sector on CCMs and delegates to the Portfolio Committee the authority to modify the CCM Guidelines to make membership of key affected populations and other civil society and private sector representatives on the CCM a requirement if the Portfolio Committee deems it appropriate based on its review.
The Board approves an allocation of US$ 5,961,000 for CCM funding for the period ending on 31 December 2008. The Board emphasizes that this funding must be used in accordance with the CCM funding policy and is a maximum only. The Board requests that the Secretariat include the expected annual CCM funding maximum as part of the annual budget for the Secretariat that is reviewed by the Finance and Audit Committee and approved by the Board at the last Board Meeting of each calendar year, by adding a separate line item within the operating costs in the same manner as the LFA oversight cost.
The Board delegates to the Portfolio Committee the responsibility for overseeing the implementation of the CCM funding policy and grants to the Portfolio Committee the authority to make such modifications to the CCM Guidelines as may be necessary to operationalize the funding policy. The Portfolio Committee will provide updates on any such modifications in its periodic reports to the Board.
The Board also requests the Portfolio Committee to work with the Secretariat to identify future alternative models of CCM funding taking into consideration (i) the intended purpose and role of CCMs, (ii) differing country contexts, (iii) the need for meaningful participation by civil society representatives, and (iv) the need to strengthen and support the capacity and resources of CCMs to conduct grant oversight and (v) harmonization with other national bodies. If appropriate based on the outcome of this work, the Portfolio Committee shall recommend modifications to the CCM composition functioning and financing for decision by the Board at its Eighteenth Meeting.
The budgetary implications of this decision point in 2008 amount to US$ 6,047,000 which includes an allocation for 0.5 of a full time staff position.