Funding Model

Catalytic Investments

Catalytic investments are a portion of funding – US$800 million – for programs, activities and strategic investments not adequately accommodated through country allocations but essential to achieve the aims of the Global Fund’s 2017-2022 Strategy and global partner plans. Catalytic investments are comprised of:

  • Matching funds to incentivize the programming of country allocations for priority areas,
  • Critical multicountry approaches for pre-defined areas, and
  • Strategic initiatives (such as the Emergency Fund) that are needed to support the success of country allocations but cannot be funded through country grants

Matching funds

A number of countries have been chosen by the Global Fund to access a predetermined amount of money from within a pool of US$313 million in catalytic investment matching funds. This funding is designed to inspire innovation and ambitious programming approaches driven by evidence, in order to maximize impact in specific strategic priority areas.

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

  • An increase in the allocation amount designated to relevant catalytic investment priority areas, compared to the 2014-2016 allocation period. At minimum, this designated amount for priority areas should equal (or be more than) 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.
  • An increase in programmatic targets and coverage as a result of the use of matching funds to augment the allocation. These increases must be included in the performance framework.

Flexibilities in the implementation of matching funds are possible, where moving funding to meet matching funds requirements would reduce impact or harm programs. Application of flexibilities will be reviewed by the Technical Review Panel and Grant Approvals Committee on a case-by-case basis.

These are the six catalytic investment priority areas designated for US$313 million matching funds:

  • HIV: Key populations impact
  • HIV: Programs to remove human rights-related barriers to health services
  • HIV: Adolescent girls and young women
  • TB: Finding missing TB cases
  • Resilient and sustainable systems for health: Integrated service delivery and health workforce
  • Resilient and sustainable systems for health: Data systems, data generation, data use

In addition to these priority areas, US$33 million will be made available as matching funds for malaria, to catalyze market entry of new generation long-lasting insecticidal nets.

  • Catalytic Investments: Available Matching Funds
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Multicountry approaches

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

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

Within each multicountry strategic priority are specific priority areas. While several priority areas have pre-identified applicants, there will be a competitive application process for the majority of priority areas. Eligible organizations may submit a funding request to the Global Fund through the competitive application process. See Multicountry Funding Applications for more.