Funding Model

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$341.5 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
  • HIV prevention: Differentiated HIV service delivery - Self-testing
  • Resilient and sustainable systems for health: Data science in community health

Watch an iLearn webinar on matching funds in our webinars for the 2020-2022 funding cycle.

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 in the Applicant Handbook 2020-2022. Technical assistance will be available to help countries operationalize matching funds.

Catalytic 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. These Catalytic Investments complement the investments made through the allocation methodology.

See Catalytic Multicountry Funding for more information.

Please see Catalytic Multicountry Funding for documents.

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.