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

An additional US$24.5 million is designated for these additional priority areas – subject to funding confirmation:

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

To meet the conditions for matching funds, an applicant would show:

  • An increase in the allocation amount designated to relevant catalytic investment priority areas, compared to the budget levels in Global Fund grants from the 2017-2019 allocation period.
  • At a minimum, this designated amount should equal the amount of requested matching funds. The amount of matching funds that can be requested for each priority area and each country is in the Excel document below.
  • A corresponding increase in programmatic targets and coverage is anticipated through both the increased use of country allocations and use of matching funds towards the relevant catalytic investment priority. These increases are to be included in the performance framework.
  • Additional programmatic conditions. Specific programmatic conditions for each area of catalytic funding will form the basis for Technical Review Panel review and Grant Approvals Committee approval. More detailed information and guidance on each of the priority areas, including any relevant programmatic conditions, will be shared in early 2020.

The applicant will need to submit an integrated funding request including interventions for both the total matching fund amount as well as the matched allocation amount.

Countries will also be eligible for technical assistance through strategic initiatives to operationalize matching funds. Details will be available in 2020.

Resources are available for download. Additional resources for 2020-2022 will be added when available:

  • 2020-2022 Available Matching Funds
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  • 2017-2019 Available Matching Funds
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  • 2017-2019 Funding Cycle Matching Funds Status Tracker
    download in English

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
    download in English | Español | Français | Русский
  • 2017-2019 Multicountry Approaches Frequently Asked Questions
    download in English | Español
  • Multicountry Applications Endorsing Entity Signatory Information Template
    download in English | Español

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
    download in English