The Global Fund's New Funding Model

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Published on February 14, 2014

Author: theglobalfight



Abigail Moreland, Head of the Transition Team to the Global Fund's New Funding Model, outlines the Global Fund's revised granting mechanism.

The Global Fund’s New Funding Model February 13, 2014 1

Presenter: Abigail Moreland, Head, Transition Team The Global Fund

Sequence of Recommendations for Approval by the Board Decisions to be made by Board Comprehensive Funding Policy (CFP) FOPC* Special initiatives Regional programs SIIC* Initial allocation of 4th replenishment (new funds) Transition from old round based model to NFM Band Composition and Allocation FOPC FOPC & SIIC SIIC *FOPC (Finance & Operational Performance) & *SIIC (Strategy, Investment & Impact) are Board committees. 3

Allocation Methodology Indicative split from Global Fund Final program split at country level Eligible Components HIV ($35m) HIV (50%) Initial Allocation TB (18%) Malari a (32%) Global Disease Split TB ($25m) Band 1 Apply Allocation Formula + Qual. Factors Band 2 Band 3 Band 4 HIV ($25m) Apply Qual. Factors (within Band) TB ($35m) Country allocation Malari a ($30m) Malari a ($35m) HSS ($15m) Example: Country A Total indicative funding = $100m

New Funding Model Cycle & Timing Ongoing Country Dialogue 2nd GAC *TRP National Strategic Plan/ Investment Case Concept Note 2-3 months Grant Making 1.5-3 months *GAC *TRP = Technical Review Panel *GAC = Grant Approvals Committee Board Grant Implementation 3 years

Concept Note • Principal document for review and grant-making purposes • Output from country dialogue, reflective of an inclusive multi-stakeholder process • Encourages robust and ambitious funding request • Uses national strategy as the basis • Captures “full expression of demand’’

Overview: Structure of Standard Concept Note The *CCM will submit the Concept Note in most cases Section 1 Define the problem and assess response to date 2 Prioritize funding needs and choose best response for highest impact 3 Ensure appropriate implementation capacity and risk mitigation 4 Understand the funding landscape • Core tables + • CCM eligibility & endorsement • Supporting documents Instructions & Information Notes Provide guidance to applicant on how to integrate key issues such as human rights, gender, sexual orientation and gender identities, and operational risk *CCM = Country Coordinating Mechanism

The Roll Out Plan

Timing Estimates: When Countries Will Submit a Concept Note Number of components in each stage by month for ALL REGIONS 300 HIV TB Malaria HSS Total 200 100 Number of components to be signed per year 2014 2015 2016 57 53 6 46 41 9 46 25 4 20 21 3 169 140 22 13 10 14 13 2014 Grant-signing 2015 Grant-making TRP/GAC CN writing Note: Adjusted to align with TRP / GAC dates Source: Discussions with regional managers and CTs 2016 Country dialogue pre-CN Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan 0


Secretariat activities Expected Timeline to New Funding Model Roll-Out • Concept note submission dates announced • Regional applications initial guidance* Key events • Resource book for external stakeholders* • Standard concept notes + guidance * • PR Capacity Assessment tool goes live • Non-standard concept notes + guidance* 2013 November • Allocation letters sent to countries • Eligibility List for 2014* • Grant Management Portal goes live 2014 December 3 December Replenishment Conference January 28-30 January 10th FOPC Meeting Recommends: • Comprehensive Funding Policy adjustments • Funding allocation envelope • Secretariat budget February March 4-6 February 10th SIIC Meeting Recommends: • Country bands • Allocation to bands • Strategic initiatives (including regional proposals) 4-7 March 31st Board Meeting • • • • Confirms country bands Approves allocation to bands Approves strategic initiatives and Secretariat budget Approves Comprehensive Funding Policy adjustments Last updated: 27.11.13

Submission deadline for Expression of Interest (EOI) Submission dates 2014-2016 2 Submission deadline on 15th TR P 1 # TRP review meeting (approx.) 3 4 2014 EoI TRP TRP Jan Feb Mar Apr 5 May Jun Jul 6 TRP Aug Sep TRP Oct 7 Nov Dec 8 2015 EoI TRP TRP Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun TRP TRP Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2016 9 TRP Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun

Average Accelerated How Long Will it Take to Access Funds? • Up-to-date and costed national strategic plan or investment case with agreed priorities • Strong CCM and PRs that meet minimum standards Concept note writing TRP and GAC review Grant making 7 months 2 months 2 months From Board approval to 1st disbursement Time from dialogue to 1st disbursement 1.5 months* 1 month • Need time for country dialogue to agree on priorities and consult stakeholders • PRs and implementation arrangements are satisfactory 11 months 3 months Long Pre-concept note country dialogue 2 months 2 months 3 months* 1 month • Lack clear strategy or viable extension plan through grant period • Weak CCM and/or implementers • Weak technical partners in-country 17 months NSP development 8 months 3 months 2 months 3 months* 1 month Timing of concept note submission has to be aligned to one of the TRP / GAC windows Note: If there is no TRP scheduled in the month the concept note is submitted, the “TRP and GAC review” stage may take longer, up to 3 months * This is the anticipated average scenario – it may take longer in some countries.


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