Funding Model

The Global Fund / John Rae

Catalytic Investments

Global Fund catalytic investments support programs, activities and strategic initiatives that complement country allocations and that are essential to achieve the aims of the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022 and global partner plans.

For the 2020-2022 funding period, US$890 million in catalytic investments comprise:

  • Matching funds to incentivize the programming of country allocations for priority areas
  • Multicountry approaches for critical, pre-defined areas in geographic regions
  • Strategic initiatives that support the success of country allocations but cannot be funded through disease-specific components of grants

Matching funds

Matching funds are designed to inspire innovation and ambitious evidence-based programming approaches to maximize impact in specific strategic priority areas.

US$317 million from catalytic investment funds are designated for 2020-2022 matching funds in these priority areas:

  • HIV prevention: Adolescent girls and young women in high prevalence settings
  • HIV prevention: Scaling up community-led key population programs
  • HIV prevention: Condom programming
  • HIV: TB preventive treatment for people living with HIV, with a family approach
  • TB: Finding missing people with TB
  • TB: Strategic engagement in Western and Central Africa
  • Cross cutting: Programs to remove human rights-related barriers to health services

Subject to funding confirmation, there is a possible additional US$24.5 million available for these priority areas:

  • HIV prevention: Differentiated HIV service delivery - Self-testing
  • Resilient and sustainable systems for health: Data science in community health

Available matching funds and eligible countries are included in our list:

  • 2020-2022 Available Matching Funds
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Our 2020-2022 funding cycle webinar series includes a session detailing matching funds. Visit iLearn

In order to access matching funds, applicants must meet specific conditions on how allocation funds are budgeted towards the matching funds priority areas. These conditions are outlined in allocation letters sent to countries. More details are available in the Applicant Handbook 2020-2022.

Guidance notes are available which outline the process for receiving the funds, including meeting the required conditions and programmatic consideration:

  • Guidance Note: Matching Funds - Consolidated (HIV Prevention, Tuberculosis, Human Rights and Data Science)
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  • Guidance Note: Matching Funds - Tuberculosis
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Technical assistance will be available to help countries operationalize matching funds.

Multicountry approaches

The Global Fund serves the needs of countries, but diseases don’t respect borders. Sometimes the most effective solution is one that brings together several countries or regions.

Through multicountry funding, the Global Fund addresses a limited number of key multicountry priorities deemed critical to fulfill the aims of the Global Fund strategy and not addressed through country allocations alone.

Details of 2020-2022 multicountry funding will be finalized and announced in the first quarter of 2020. Resources detailing 2017-2019 multicountry funding are available for download:

  • 2017-2019 Multicountry Funding
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  • Multicountry Approach in the Global Fund’s 2017-2019 Funding Cycle Guidance Note
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  • 2017-2019 Multicountry Approaches Frequently Asked Questions
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  • Multicountry Applications Endorsing Entity Signatory Information Template
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Strategic initiatives

Strategic initiatives are needed to support the success of country allocations, but cannot be funded through country grants. For 2020-2022, there are 19 workstreams totaling US$343 million under the strategic initiatives modality.

Resources are available for download:

  • 2020-2022 Strategic Initiatives
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  • 2017-2019 Strategic Initiatives
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