The Board notes that a portion of sources of funds may be excluded from the allocation to Country Bands for future utilization towards initiatives that are not adequately accommodated through the allocation of resources to Country Bands (Annex 1 to GF/B27/DP7) (the “Special Initiatives”).
Based on the recommendation of the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (the “SIIC”), the Board decides that up to USD 100 million will be available over the 2014 – 2016 allocation period for the following Special Initiatives, as described in GF/B31/08A – Revision 1, in the amounts listed below:
USD 30 million for the Humanitarian Emergency Fund;
USD 17 million for Country Data Systems;
USD 29 million for Technical Assistance for Strong Concept Notes and PR Grant-making Capacity Building;
USD 15 million for Technical Assistance on Community, Rights and Gender; and
USD 9 million for Enhancing Value for Money and Financial Sustainability of Global Fund Supported Programs.
The funds available for Special Initiatives may be reallocated by the Secretariat among the Special Initiatives set forth under paragraph 2 above, upon the SIIC’s approval, in consultation with the Finance and Operational Performance Committee (the “FOPC”), of an updated budget and plan to implement such initiatives.
The Secretariat shall recover investments towards Special Initiatives from funding provided through grant programs whenever possible.
With respect to the use of funds available for the Special Initiatives, the Board requests the Secretariat to report to the FOPC on the financial implications and to the SIIC on the operational and strategic implications.