The Board acknowledges the work of the Policy and Strategy Committee and Secretariat in reviewing the architecture issues related to the current financing model of the Global Fund.
The Board recognizes that certain key improvements may be implemented immediately, while other potential improvements require further consideration and development.
A. Endorsement of a "single stream of funding per Principal Recipient per disease" model:
The Board endorses, in principle, the recommendation that future architectural changes shall be based on a "single stream of funding per Principal Recipient per disease" model, recognizing that:
B. Changes to be implemented beginning in Round 10:
Recognizing that the Board has made the following previous decisions in order to progress towards greater alignment of Global Fund processes with country cycles:
The Board now decides to reflect the above decisions in future rounds, commencing with Round 10, as follows:
The budgetary implications of this decision point in 2009 amount to US$ 876,000 which includes an allocation for eight staff positions. (The cost will be covered by the budget contingency.)