Countries can request assistance to help design, implement and evaluate programs to fight HIV, TB and malaria, as well as to build resilient and sustainable systems for health. This is called technical cooperation and it is used to strengthen the capacity of and support individuals or institutions in the planning and implementation of their programs. As a financing organization, the Global Fund works closely with multilateral and other technical partners to do this.
Countries can request technical cooperation at various stages of the funding process, and it can be made available to:
The following principles apply to any technical cooperation we facilitate:
The Global Fund defines technical cooperation (sometimes also referred to as “technical assistance” or “technical support”) as the engagement of people with specific and relevant technical expertise to support inclusive country dialogue, preparatory activities, grant-making processes or implementation of Global Fund-supported programs. Technical cooperation can be either short term or long term.
The Global Fund encourages the discussion between countries and partners on technical support needs to start as early as possible and continue throughout the grant cycle. Moreover, countries can request technical cooperation at any stage of the funding process, including:
Requests for technical cooperation are best coordinated through the Country Coordinating Mechanism or other country-level partnerships. And where possible, needs or requests for technical cooperation should be addressed to the local offices or embassies of the respective multilateral or bilateral partners. If there are unmet needs for technical cooperation, requests should be addressed to the relevant Global Fund country team, and the Secretariat can facilitate coordinating with partners on a response to the need.
The following selected organizations provide a large share of technical cooperation. We encourage countries and organizations to contact these providers directly, although both their Country Coordinating Mechanism and their Global Fund country team should be made aware of the request.
|Type of technical cooperation||Type of support and request channel|
|Bilateral technical providers||
|Technical cooperation multilateral partners||
|Community, rights and gender technical cooperation strategic initiative||
For more information about general technical cooperation availability and specific areas of support, please contact your Fund Portfolio Manager. Specific areas include support for countries in transition, addressing sustainability issues, supporting challenging operating environments, strengthening Country Coordinating Mechanisms, strengthening data systems and supply chain.