Referring to its previous decision Evolving the Funding Model (GF/B27/DP7) and GF/B28/DP4, the Board decides to launch the transition to the new funding model immediately by taking the following steps:
2) For the purposes of the transition to the new funding model, "MARPs" will be defined as subpopulations, applying to HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, within a defined and recognized epidemiological context:
2.1) That have significantly higher levels of risk, mortality and/or morbidity;
2.2) Whose access to or uptake of relevant services is significantly lower than the rest of the population; and
2.3) Who are culturally and/or politically disenfranchised and therefore face barriers to gaining access to services.
2.4) The qualitative criteria will include external financing, "willingness to pay", absorptive capacity, performance of current and previous Global Fund grants and risk.