Strategy Development

Overview

The Global Fund Strategy is a multiyear road map for our partnership’s future, setting out priorities for how we can accelerate progress against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and improve global health. Now over halfway through the Strategy 2017-2022, we have started the process to develop our next strategy, which will begin in 2023.

The COVID-19 pandemic is radically altering global health, politics and economics. The impact on people living with and affected by HIV, TB and malaria and on programs to fight the three diseases will likely be tremendous. The COVID-19 pandemic could derail 20 years of progress against HIV, TB and malaria. At the same time, it has galvanized public awareness on global health security in a way that builds enormous public support for investing in health. This makes it critically important to develop the next Global Fund Strategy to be highly effective, agile and collaborative. We must #UniteToFight. To succeed, the next strategy needs the best possible input from across the Global Fund partnership.

Partnership Forums & Open Consultations

We are convening representatives from across the Global Fund partnership at the 6th Partnership Forums to review input, evidence and guidance received on strategy development to date to help identify areas of future focus for the next Global Fund Strategy.

The Partnership Forums are one of many opportunities to contribute to the development of the next Global Fund Strategy. We strongly encourage all stakeholders to contribute to the Open Consultation on strategy development by identifying the most pressing challenges and opportunities in the fight against the three diseases; building resilient and sustainable systems for health; promoting and protecting human rights and gender equality; and mobilizing resources. We also want your views as to how these priorities are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and broader changes in the health and development landscape. We have prepared a series of framing questions and are eager to hear from you on these or other topics.

Please provide your input by answering the questions in our online form: Strategy Open Consultation

Alternatively, stakeholders may submit answers in various languages by email to .

The open consultation is ongoing until the end of 2020. Submissions by individuals and groups are very much still encouraged. A synthesis of the next round of input received by 1 December 2020 will inform the preparations and materials for the 6th Partnership Forums, which will convene from 02 February to 15 March.

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First round of contributions

The first round of input received by 1 September 2020 came from nearly 250 individuals and groups from a wide range of regions and stakeholders globally. It is already being used to inform key Global Fund Strategy Committee and Board discussions on strategy development through Q4 2020 (learn more). A synthesis of the first round of input received by 1 September 2020 is available for download:

  • Strategy Development Open Consultation Synthesis of First Round of Input
    download in English | Français

The Secretariat would love to hear about any consultations you are holding with stakeholder groups to get their input into strategy development or if any support is required. Please email .

Resources

Extensive information and resources are available to consider and help form your input.

  • Open consultation background presentation: This lays out key information and context to frame the Global Fund’s request for input. It can be used by individuals or presented to groups, with feedback given through the online form or by email:
  • Global Fund and partner resources: This body of significant existing evidence comes from the Global Fund and its partners.

  • Landscaping analyses and key performance indicator lessons: The landscaping analyses give an overview of progress, challenges and opportunities in the fight against the three diseases; building resilient and sustainable systems for health; human rights, gender and equity; and the overall health and development landscape. The The Key Performance Indicator lessons give an overview of lessons from strategic performance reporting on the current strategy. Click to expand the list:
  • Landscaping analyses and key performance indicator lessons

Next steps

The open consultation is ongoing until the end of 2020. Submissions by individuals and groups are very much still encouraged. A synthesis of the next round of input received by 1 December 2020 will inform the preparations and materials for the 6th Partnership Forums.

The 6th Partnership Forums will convene representatives from across the Global Fund partnership to review input, evidence and guidance received on Strategy development to date, and debate and distill potential emerging areas of future Strategy focus. Three regional Partnership Forums will be held on 9-11 February (EECA and LAC region), 17-19 February (Africa and part of the MENA region) and 3-5 March (Asia and part of the MENA region). The regional forums will be preceded by a global opening and concluded with a global closing to create a common thread across Partnership Forums, and build momentum, common discussions and concurrence around recommendations for Strategy development. More information about the Partnership Forums will be available soon.

The strategy framework is due to be approved by the Board mid-2021 and the final strategy narrative document at the end of 2021.