Supporting community-based responses to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

Published: September 21, 2011

A guidance tool for including community systems strengthening
in proposals for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

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UNAIDS / JC2170 (English original, 2011)
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CONTENTS
ABBREVIATIONS 3
1. BACKGROUND 4
What is community systems strengthening? 4
The evolving definition of community systems strengthening 4
Community systems strengthening and the Global Fund 4
Role of the country coordinating mechanism 7
Purpose of this guidance tool 7
Intended audience 8
How to use this guidance 8
Limitations to this guidance 8
2. COMMUNITY SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING: ACTIVITIES AND MODELS 9
Three essential elements of community systems strengthening 9
Who receives funding for community systems strengthening? 9
Core components of community systems 10
What will the Global Fund support? Examples of community systems strengthening activities 10
Examples of current community systems strengthening grants and activities 11
3. PROCESS OF INCLUDING COMMUNITY SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING IN GLOBAL
FUND PROPOSALS 16
Roadmap: including community systems strengthening in a Global Fund proposal 16
Who needs to be involved, and what are their roles? 16
Organizing and involving communities in the process 17
Assessing community-level needs within the national context 17
Advocating to the CCM members and other partners 21
Providing support – the role of technical support providers 21
Case study: community advocacy for community systems strengthening in China 22
4. GLOBAL FUND PROPOSAL FORM AND GUIDELINES (ROUND 11) 24
Process of developing a proposal 26
The proposal form 26
Sections of the proposal form where community systems strengthening can be highlighted 26
Proposal guidelines and other documentation 30
Monitoring and evaluation and community systems strengthening indicators 31
New and revised community systems strengthening indicators for Round 11 31
Annex 1. Guidance for conducting community consultations 34
Annex 2. Draft agenda for community consultation 46
Annex 3. Organizational profile template 37
Annex 4. Links to organizations, tools and guidance on community systems strengthening 38
Annex 5. Community systems strengthening – what the Global Fund will support 40
Annex 6. Recommended service delivery areas and indicators for community systems strengthening 41

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