Board Decisions

GF/B20/DP17


Approved by the Board on:
11 November 2009


Expansion of Debt2Health

The Board notes the progress and positive experience of the pilot phase of the Debt2Health mechanism. The Board decides to incorporate the Debt2Health mechanism as an additional means of resource mobilization for the Global Fund. There will be no limit on the number of creditor and debtor countries that may participate and due diligence on the original purpose of the debt will be undertaken.

The Board authorizes the Secretariat to amend the Global Fund's Policy for Restricted Financial Contributions to allow restricted contributions from implementing countries for counterpart funds under Debt2Health swaps which are attributed at the country level.

The Board requests the Secretariat to report to the Board annually on the implementation of Debt2Health.