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.