Global Fund grant renewal and re-programming: What are the experiences of civil society organizations and programs that focus on key populations?

Published: January 11, 2013

During 2012, ICASO conducted a study of nine Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) grants, all of which have recently undergone Phase 2 grant renewal or Rolling Continuation Channel grant re-programming.  All of the grants selected for the study that were being implemented in the nine countries (Armenia, Belarus, Belize, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Madagascar, Nicaragua, and Zimbabwe) were HIV grants. The study aimed to establish how recent changes at the Global Fund, influenced by the funding crisis and the Global Fund Secretariat’s need to make significant cuts to the fiscal value of renewed grants, had affected the process for renewing and reprogramming grants, particularly in relation to civil society-led programs and those focused on key populations. The findings are particularly relevant as a lens for reviewing the successes and challenges relating to grant renewal processes, since ‘iterative’ processes similar to those used in grant renewals are an integral part of the New Funding Model of the Global Fund, which was approved at the November 2012 Global Fund Board Meeting

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