Country Coordinating Mechanism


Whether a country itself is eligible for Global Fund financing is determined by our Eligibility Policy. Read more

To be eligible to submit a funding request on behalf of a country to utilize and implement its allocation, the Country Coordinating Mechanism is evaluated to ensure it meets certain standards of good governance, transparency and inclusivity. These are known as eligibility requirements:

  • Eligibility requirement 1: Carry out a transparent and inclusive funding application development process
  • Eligibility requirement 2: Facilitate an open and transparent Principal Recipient selection process
  • Eligibility requirement 3: Oversee program implementation and implement an oversight plan
  • Eligibility requirement 4: Document the representation of affected communities
  • Eligibility requirement 5: Ensure representation of nongovernmental members through transparent and documented processes
  • Eligibility requirement 6: Adopt and enforce a code of conduct and conflict of interest policy


Requirements 1 and 2 are assessed by the Global Fund Secretariat at the time a Country Coordinating Mechanism submits a funding request for its disease programs. Requirements 3 through 6 are regularly assessed through the Eligibility and Performance Assessment carried out by the Country Coordinating Mechanism.

Eligibility & Performance Assessment

A Country Coordinating Mechanism regularly carries out an assessment to show it meets the eligibility requirements. The Eligibility and Performance Assessment (EPA):

  • Determines the level of compliance with Global Fund’s eligibility requirements and minimum standards for Country Coordinating Mechanisms
  • Develops an improvement plan, as applicable

There are two levels of assessments - light and superlight:

The superlight tool is primarily for Regional Coordinating Mechanisms.

We welcome feedback from Coordinating Mechanisms on the assessment at .


The Country Coordinating Mechanism Policy provides more detail on the eligibility requirements and principles: