1.The Board notes:
a.Its decisions in September 2012 (GF/B27/DP07) and November 2012 (GF/B28/DP04) that established the principles and framework for the allocation-based funding model (the "Funding Model Principles");
b.Its decisions in October 2013 (GF/B29/EDP10 and GF/B29/EDP11) and March 2014 (GF/B31/DP06, GF/B31/DP07, GF/B31/DP08, GF/B31/DP09 and GF/B31/DP10) to define certain elements for the 2014 - 2016 allocation period that would be reviewed and refined, as appropriate, prior to the 2017 - 2019 allocation period (the "2014 - 2016 Elements"); and
c.Decisions by the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (the "SIIC") in October 2013, under authority delegated by the Board, to establish technical parameters for the 2014 - 2016 allocation period (GF/SIIC09/DP01) and the process for managing and awarding incentive funding and unfunded quality demand (GF/SIIC09/DP02) (the "Prior SIIC Decisions").
2. Accordingly, based on the recommendations of the SIIC, as presented in GF/B35/05 - Revision 1, the Board:
a. Approves the allocation methodology presented in Annex 1 to GF/B35/05 - Revision 1 (the "Allocation Methodology");
b. Acknowledges the technical parameters for the 2017 - 2019 allocation period, as presented in Annex 2 to GF/B35/05 - Revision 1 and approved by the SIIC at its 17thmeeting in March 2016 (the "Technical Aspects"); and
c. Affirms the restatement of core parts of the Funding Model Principles, as presented in Annex 3 to GF/B35/05 - Revision 1 (the "Affirmed Principles").
3. Accordingly, the Board:
a. Requests the Strategy Committee to review and approve, at its June 2016 meeting, the method by which the Secretariat will apply and report on the qualitative-factor adjustment process;
b. Requests the Secretariat to present the priorities, activities or initiatives, including associated costs, that could be funded as catalytic investments, for the Strategy Committee to review at its June 2016 meeting and recommend to the Board; and
c. Acknowledges that the Allocation Methodology, Technical Aspects and Affirmed Principles shall apply for the 2017 - 2019 allocation period and supersede the Funding Model Principles, 2014 - 2016 Elements and Prior SIIC Decision.