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:
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:
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:
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.
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.