The Global Fund does not have offices in the countries we support. Instead, all staff are based at the Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. To serve as our eyes and ears on the ground, we rely on independent organizations in each country known as "Local Fund Agents."
The Local Fund Agent – and there is generally one per country – works closely with the Country Team at the Global Fund Secretariat to evaluate and monitor activities before, during and after the implementation of a grant. Typically, these activities would include:
The work to be carried out in each country is established in an annual work plan that is agreed between the Global Fund and the Local Fund Agent.
While Local Fund Agents are an important part of the Global Fund’s fiduciary arrangements, it is important to understand that they do not act on behalf of the Global Fund. They do not represent the Global Fund’s views and they do not make decisions regarding grants. There are also a number of activities that Local Fund Agents cannot undertake with regard to the grants that they oversee, such as:
Local Fund Agents are selected through a competitive process.
If you have questions about Local Fund Agents, please contact the Local Fund Agent Coordination Team at .