Country Coordinating Mechanism

The Global Fund / John Rae


Recognizing the important role of Country Coordinating Mechanisms in our partnership, the Global Fund provides funding to cover their operational costs.

Country Coordinating Mechanisms can apply for funding, which comes from the Global Fund’s operating expenses, for eligible expenditures that contribute to their performance and planning. The combination of financial and technical cooperation from stakeholders in country complements the support for the operation of Country Coordinating Mechanisms.


The application process can take up to three months. Funding is then available for a three-year period.

A detailed look at the cycle is available in our overview:

  • Country Coordinating Mechanism Funding Process Overview
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The Country Coordinating Mechanism Funding Policy has evolved since its adoption in 2005. The current policy, approved in 2016:

  • Simplifies the process for Country Coordinating Mechanisms and the Global Fund Secretariat
  • Allocates a three-year funding envelope to the Country Coordinating Mechanism, allowing for more predictability
  • Takes a performance-based funding approach so funding to the Country Coordinating Mechanism and its Secretariat takes into account their performance
  • Centralizes management of funding agreements and disbursements within the Global Fund

The Country Coordinating Mechanism Funding Policy, Standard Terms and Conditions, guidelines and templates reflect the 2016 changes to the funding policy. The online platform used to manage funding is no longer in operation.

Our policies, guidelines and templates are available here for download. Please check this page and download the most recent versions before starting the application process.