Board Decisions


Approved by the Board on: 10 November 2021

Independent Evaluation Function

The Board notes the recommendation of the Strategy Committee and of the Ethics and Governance Committee, as set forth in GF/B46/05 rev1, with respect to the new independent evaluation model which shall replace the Technical Evaluation Reference Group ("TERG") and decides to approve the creation of the Independent Evaluation Panel, as described in GF/B46/05 rev1.

Accordingly, the Board:

  1. Amends the Global Fund Bylaws, as set forth in Annex 1 of GF/B46/05 rev1, effective 31 December 2022;
  2. Amends the Charter of the Strategy Committee, as set forth in Annex 2 of GF/B46/05 rev1, effective 31 December 2022;
  3. Approves the Terms of Reference of the Independent Evaluation Panel ("IEP"), as set forth in Annex 3 of GF/B46/05 rev1 effective 31 December 2022, which will constitute one structure of the independent evaluation function previously held by the TERG, noting that approval of subsequent non-material modifications to this document are delegated to the Strategy Committee;
  4. Requests the Secretariat, under the oversight of the relevant standing Committees, to update any policies, relevant governance documents, charters, terms of reference, agreements or prior decisions needed to align with the documents approved under paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this decision point and to manage the orderly transition between the Technical Evaluation Reference Group ("TERG") and the IEP;
  5. Requests the Strategy Committee, in fulfilling its oversight role over the independent evaluation function, to consider the effectiveness of the guidance and procedures developed to safeguard both the independence and the learning components of the evaluation function; and
  6. Decides to dissolve TERG following the transition period ending 31 December 2022 and instructs the Strategy Committee to develop and oversee transitional arrangement between the IEP and the TERG.