Whether a country or region is eligible for Global Fund support is determined by its income classification and disease burden, as detailed in the Global Fund’s Eligibility Policy. The policy is designed to ensure available resources are invested in countries with the highest disease burden, the least economic capacity, and where key and vulnerable populations are disproportionately affected by the diseases.
A particular country’s eligibility by component (HIV, tuberculosis and malaria) is recorded annually in the Eligibility List.
The 2021 Eligibility List identifies which country components meet eligibility requirements, according to the Global Fund Eligibility Policy. Eligibility does not guarantee an allocation. If a country has no eligible components, it does not appear on the list. The 2021 list has no impact on allocations already communicated for the 2020-2022 period.
To facilitate advanced planning by eligible countries that will transition from Global Fund support, the Global Fund has produced a list of country components projected to transition fully from Global Fund financing by 2028 due to improvements in income classification and based on current eligibility criteria. These projections are not intended as binding determinations or statements of Global Fund policy, and are only provided as an additional resource to assist countries in preparing for transition.
For more information, see our Transition page.