a. recognizes the continued need for countries to maintain and scale-up their national programs to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; and
b. recognizes the need to improve the effectiveness, simplicity, efficiency, alignment and harmonization and other fundamental aspects of the Global Fund's operating model.
Therefore the Board requests the Chair and Vice Chair to convene a retreat of the Board in January or early February of 2010 to discuss and determine priority areas for further changes in its operating model and strategic architecture, address key issues such as prioritization for funding amongst proposals; leading to decisions at its next Board meeting and a broader reform agenda timeline, as well as informing substantially the structure of Round 10.
The Secretariat will call for proposals to launch Round 10 on or about 1 May 2010, with a submission due date of 1 August 2010; and confirmation of this launch will be made at the Board's first meeting in 2010 based primarily on progress on incorporating the new strategic architecture.
The Board requests the Secretariat and Technical Review Panel (TRP) to review the Round 10 proposals in time for approval at a meeting of the Board (either regular or special) between November 2010 and January 2011, as determined by the Chair and Vice Chair. It would be preferable if the TRP review was completed before the second Replenishment meeting, scheduled for October 2010.
The budgetary implications of this decision in 2010 are estimated to be USD$ 3.5 million, comprised of Technical Review Panel, Financial Analysis Support to the TRP, Secretariat expenses (including fees for the recruitment of temporary staff to screen proposals and for translation costs) and LFA fees.