As part of its responsibilities, the Technical Evaluation Reference Group periodically performs strategic reviews on the work of the Global Fund and the implementation of its strategies.
In 2015, the Global Fund Board asked the Technical Evaluation Reference Group to conduct a strategic review with the following two objectives:
The strategic review included both quantitative and qualitative analysis, including structured document reviews, analyses of existing data, online surveys with key informants and focus group discussions, making maximum use of existing data.
For the first objective, in-depth case studies were carried out on 16 countries, which included on-site visits in four of these countries. These case studies included more qualitative information on:
The intention of the case studies was not to produce separate reports for each of the countries or specifically evaluate and judge the Global Fund's performance in each country. Instead, they provided the basic evidence to allow systematic analysis across the differing country contexts.
For the second objective, the reference group looked at the impact made on the three diseases between 2000 and 2014 and, specifically, progress made against the goals outlined in the 2012-2016 strategy of 10 million lives saved and 140-180 million infections averted.
This involved two broad sets of analysis:
The review was based on the following five principles:
The results of the Strategic Review 2015 contributed to the development of the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022.