Board Decisions

GF/B21/DP17


Approved by the Board on:
30 April 2010


Prioritization Criteria for Round 10 Proposals

The Board decides that, for Round 10 only, the prioritization provisions of the Comprehensive Funding Policy described in Article 8 will be replaced with the provisions set out in the Annex to this decision point.

The Board requests that, at the time of issuing the Call for Round 10 proposals, the Secretariat communicate clearly to applicants the new prioritization mechanism that will apply for Round 10.

The Board requests (i) the Portfolio and Implementation Committee to consider an exceptional bridge funding mechanism as proposed by the Policy and Strategy Committee for possible approval at the Twenty-Second Board Meeting; and (ii) the Technical Review Panel (TRP) to review data on significant under-spending of existing grants as part of its formal recommendation process (such data to be provided by the Secretariat).

Further, the Board requests that, as part of the Eligibility and Cost Sharing Review being jointly carried out by the Policy and Strategy Committee and the Portfolio Implementation Committee, the following long-term strategic issues be considered; long-term implications of existing financial commitments of grant agreements; appropriate cost sharing and graduation guidance; and optimal allocation of future resources.

Annex:

8. The system for prioritizing among Round 10 TRP-recommended proposals, in the event that there are insufficient resources available to approve all TRP-recommended proposals, is as follows:

  1. The Secretariat is responsible for assigning a score to all TRP-recommended components of proposals in accordance with the composite index described in paragraph (b) below and is to present the Board with these scores at the time of the Board's consideration of the TRP's recommendations. They are then financed in descending order (with the highest scoring proposals receiving priority).

b. A composite index, based on three criteria, is used to assign scores to each TRP-recommended component of a proposal as described below.

Criteria Indicator Value Score
TRP RecommendationTRP Recommendation CategoryCategory 14
Category 24
Category 2B3

Disease

Burden

Specific disease burden criteria set forth in paragraph c below 4
3
2
1
Poverty

World Bank

Classification

Low Income4
Lower-Middle Income2
Upper-Middle Income0
  1. The specific disease burden indicators, values and scores which will be used to assign scores for disease burden are:

i. For HIV/AIDS:

Indicator Value Score
HIV prevalence in the general population and/or in vulnerable populations*HIV national prevalence ≥ 2%4
HIV national prevalence ≥ 1% and <2% OR MARP [1] prevalence ≥10%3
HIV national prevalence ≥ 0.5% and <1% OR MARP prevalence ≥5% and <10%2
HIV national prevalence < 0.5% and MARPS <5% OR no data1

*Source of data: WHO and UNAIDS

ii. For Tuberculosis

Indicator Value Score
Combination of tuberculosis notification rate per 100,000 population (all forms including relapses); and WHO list of high burden countries (TB, TB/HIV or MDR-TB) **

TB Notification rate per 100,000 population ≥ 146)

OR

TB Notification rate per 100,000 population ≥83 and <146 and high TB burden, high TB/HIV burden, or high MDR-TB burden country

4

TB Notification rate per 100,000 population ≥83 and <146

OR

TB Notification rate per 100,000 population ≥38 and <83 and high TB burden, high TB/HIV burden, or high MDR-TB burden country

3

TB Notification rate per 100,000 population ≥38 and <83

OR

TB Notification rate per 100,000 population < 38 and high TB burden, high TB/HIV burden, or high MDR-TB burden country

2
TB Notification rate per 100,000 population < 381

** Source of data: WHO

iii. For Malaria [2]

Indicator Value Score
Combination of mortality rate per 1,000 persons at risk of malaria; morbidity rate per 1,000 persons at risk of malaria; and contribution to global deaths attributable to malaria***

Mortality rate ≥ 0.75 and morbidity rate ≥ 10

OR

Contribution to global deaths ≥ 1%

4

Mortality rate ≥ 0.75 and morbidity rate <10 OR

Mortality rate ≥ 0.1 and <0.75 regardless of morbidity rate

OR

Contribution to global deaths ≥ 0.25% and <1%

3

Mortality rate <0.1 and morbidity rate ≥1

OR

Contribution to global deaths ≥ 0.01% and < 0.25%

2

Mortality rate <0.1 and morbidity rate <1

OR

Contribution to global deaths < 0.01%

1

*** Source of data: WHO

[1] MARP: Most at risk populations

[2] (i) It is recommended to use burden estimates for earlier years (2000) in order not to penalize countries that have demonstrated progress; and

(ii) In the case that a proposal is submitted from a sub-national Applicant it will be scored according to incidence and mortality rates for those specific areas (and the contribution of those areas to the global burden).