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 individuals or of institutions to carry out their programs.
The Global Fund facilitates technical cooperation in countries by working through our technical partners. Countries can request technical cooperation at various different stages of the funding process, and technical cooperation can be made available to:
These 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.
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.
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.