Board Decisions - Forty-Seventh Board Meeting

GF/B47/DP06

Approved by the Board on: 11 May 2022


Catalytic Investments for the 2023-2025 Allocation Period

Based on the recommendation of the Strategy Committee, as presented in GF/B4704 – Revision 1, the Board:

  1. Acknowledges that the total amount of sources of funds for allocation for the 2023-2025 allocation period will be decided by the Board in November 2022, based on the recommendation of the Audit and Finance Committee following announced replenishment results from the 7th Replenishment;
  2. Approves that the total amount of funding for catalytic investments in the 2023-2025 allocation period (“Catalytic Investments”) will be determined by the total amount of sources of funds for allocation for the 2023-2025 allocation period;
  3. Approves Catalytic Investments for the 2023 –2025 allocation period, based on the total amount of sources of funds for allocation, as set forth in Table 1 of GF/B47/DP06;
  4. Agrees that in the event that sources of funds for allocation for the 2023-2025 allocation period are above the midpoint of the funding range specified for any scenario in Table 1 of GF/B47/DP06, the Secretariat may recommend to the Board to approve additional amounts for Catalytic Investments (up to 50% of the difference in total catalytic funding for the applicable scenario and the next higher funding scenario) to be invested in the priority areas for the next higher funding scenario in Table 1 of GF/B47/DP06;
  5. Acknowledging that additional refinements may be required to the catalytic investment amounts for the priorities under the “RSSH/Cross-Cutting” section of Table 1 to GF/B47/DP06, delegates authority to the Strategy Committee to approve, within such RSSH/Cross-Cutting section (with the exclusion of the Emergency Fund priority): (i) a decrease in the amount of any priority by up to 15% and (ii) the inclusion of such decreased amounts within another priority in this group. Any changes made under this paragraph will be approved by the Strategy Committee at its July 2022 meeting, and will be informed by input to be provided by the Secretariat as described in paragraph 6.ii below
  6. Approves that the Secretariat will:
    1. operationalize Catalytic Investments, considering TRP and TERG recommendations as well as available program and financial performance data from ongoing catalytic investments, and work with partners to ensure that Catalytic Investments have clear objectives, expected outcomes and impact and transparency in the investment decisions on geographic prioritization and country selection;
    2. update the Strategy Committee, at its July 2022 meeting, on the status of such operationalization and planned next steps, and report, bi-annually, to the Strategy Committee and Board thereafter on further operationalization;
    3. have flexibility, within the total amount of funding for Catalytic Investments, to increase or decrease the amount for any approved priority up to 15% and report to the Strategy Committee on any such changes; and
    4. present any increase or decrease of an amount for any approved priority above 15% to the Strategy Committee for approval; and
  7. Agrees that the Secretariat will have delegated authority to increase the amount of funding available for the Emergency Fund, by up to 50% of the amount approved for this priority, using funding approved as available by the Audit and Finance Committee for portfolio optimization, and that paragraph 6.iv above will not apply to increases to the Emergency Fund. Any increase above 50% will be presented to the Board for its urgent, no-objection approval.

Budgetary Implications

Associated management costs for Catalytic Investments will be covered by Catalytic Investments and/or operating expenses as applicable.