The Global Fund's constituency based governance model is core to the organization's identity as a public private partnership. The Board reiterates its support for this model and stresses that its effective functioning requires active and informed engagement by all constituencies.
To further facilitate the engagement of the Board constituencies of the implementing voting group in the Global Fund's governance processes, the Board decides to make available, on an annual basis, funds to these constituencies for communication, meeting, travel and staff costs incurred for intra-constituency functions, as specified in the Board Constituency Funding Policy (GF/B20/4 Annex 3).
The Board decides that each implementing constituency application in accordance with paragraph 8 of GF/B20/4 Annex 3 should be limited to US$ 80,000 for 2010. Exceptions to this ceiling may be permitted by the Secretariat, in consultation with the Chair of the Policy and Strategy Committee, and within the overall funding ceiling approved by the Board.
The Board delegates oversight of the Board Constituency Funding Policy to the Policy and Strategy Committee and requests the Secretariat to provide that committee with periodic reports on its impact on constituency participation, particularly in view of possibilities for joint action with UNAIDS and other relevant partners in this area. The first such report to the PSC should be at its first meeting in 2011.
The budgetary implications of this decision point in 2010 amount to US$ 800,000.