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.


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