Board Decisions


Approved by the Board on: 13 December 2012

Strategic Investment in Monitoring and Evaluation

The Board notes:

  1. the importance of strengthened national data systems to ensure effective program implementation; demonstrate impact; and guide the optimal use of limited resources;
  2. the High-Level Independent Review Panel's recommendation to focus on outcomes rather than inputs and to improve in-country data quality; and
  3. the concerns cited in the Five-Year Evaluation and by the Technical Review Panel regarding the need to strengthen in-country data systems and capacity.

The Board approves a strategic investment of up to US$ 10 million of incremental Grant funds to strengthen national data systems to measure impact in 20 priority countries established by the Global Fund. The amount of the additional Grant funds committed to each country shall be determined on the basis of joint country and partner data quality assessments.

Budgetary Implications

The incremental budgetary implications of this decision point for Strategic Investments in Country Data Systems are US$ 10 million.