This tool has been designed to make easier the understanding and request of technical assistance to the short term program of the Strategic Initiative on Community, Rights and Gender of the Global Fund.

The tool will guide you step by step to clarify all your doubts, it will facilitate the filling of the application form as you place the information requested by it. At any time you can modify this information.

To ensure that people affected by any or all three diseases, as well as their key populations, play a significant role in the processes involving the Global Fund against Tuberculosis, AIDS and Malaria (hereinafter Global Fund), and that Human rights and gender barriers are effectively addressed, the Strategic Initiative on community, rights and gender (CRG SI) was created, which was approved by the Board of Directors of the Global Fund.

To achieve their mission, communities and their organizations can request technical assistance to help design, implement and evaluate programs to fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, as well as to build resilient and sustainable systems for health.

The Global Fund recognizes the need to promote strong health systems that integrate strong community responses to end the public health threats representing HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Therefore, it has prioritized investments for the creation of resilient and sustainable systems for health (RSSH).

Its operation

It is developed based on a strategic initiative approved by the Board of Directors of the Global Fund of USD 15 million that will last until December 2019. The strategic initiative seeks to guarantee that all people affected by the three diseases can play a significant role in the processes supported by the Global Fund, as well as ensuring that grants reflect their needs.

The Global Fund recognizes the need to promote strong health systems that integrate strong community responses to end the public health threats posed by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Therefore, it has prioritized investments for the creation of resilient and sustainable health systems (SSRS).

The Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022 highlights several objectives that include strengthening responses and community systems.

The Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022 highlights seven sub-objectives within its main objective of creating RSSH: (1) strengthen responses and community systems; (2) support reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health and platforms for provision of integrated services; (3)  strengthen national and global supply and procurement chain systems; (4) take advantage of fundamental investments in human resources for health; (5) strengthen data systems for health and country capacities when analyzing and using information; (6) strengthen and align national health strategies and specific national strategic plans for diseases that are solid; and (7) strengthen financial management and supervision

How do we shall understand the word
SUSTAINABILITY?

The Global Fund defines it as the capacity of a health program or a country to maintain and expand the coverage of services, in line with its epidemiological context, as well as to provide constant control of a public health problem and support efforts for the elimination of the three diseases, even after withdrawing external financing from the Global Fund and from other important external donors.

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The Global Fund calls this technical cooperation, and it is used to strengthen the capacity of individuals or communities to carry out their programs, participating in a significant way in all the stages of the same.

The Global Fund defines technical assistance as:

The participation of people with specific and pertinent technical knowledge, to support inclusive dialogue with the country, the preparatory activities, and the subsidies granting processes or the implementation of Programs supported with resources from the Global Fund.

It is the Fund’s help in the participation process regarding the country response. Technical assistance is also referred to as “technical cooperation” or “technical support”.

In other words, the Fund contribute with resources, that include experts to support the communities in different phases and moments in order to improve their capacities regarding the activities carried out by the Global Fund.

Countries that can participate in the Technical Assistance Program

The Global Fund defines its policies through a Governing Board, made up of donor countries, countries that make up regional delegations, delegations of organizations from developing countries and affected communities. This Governing Board reviews the policies so that countries may or may not be eligible to receive grants from the Global Fund based on available resources. The Governing Board defines the criteria for a country to be eligible to receive support from the Global Fund, they are known as eligibility policies and consider both the burden of each of the diseases and the response capacity of the countries, based on in the measurements of the World Bank, in relation to its financial capacity, to classify them as:

  • High income countries
  • Upper middle income countries
  • Lower middle income countries
  • Low income countries

Based on these policies, some countries in Latin American are not eligible for Global Fund grants, some are for some of the diseases and not for others. Some are in transition processes, which is a process of gradual closure regarding the supports offered by the Global Fund.

It requires a phase that ensures sustainable responses and the transfer of responsibilities to governments and to the rest of the actors involved in the response.

Response boxes on: Eligibility of countries that can participate in the program

Next, the Global Fund’s eligibility policy is presented according to the selected country: Select your country in the answer box

TB: Countries that since the allocation of funds 2014-2016 are already eligible and can receive transition funds in 2017-2019.

HIV, TB: All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and planning the transition.

Malaria: It is projected that it will not be eligible in 2020-2022 depending on the country transfer to the condition of upper middle income country and can receive transition funds in 2023-2025.

HIV: All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and transition planning .

HIV: It is expected that you will not be eligible in 2020-2022 depending on the country change to the high income level and you will not be able to receive transition funds in 2023-2025 (High income countries are not eligible for transition funds).

All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and transition planning.

HIV: Countries that since the allocation of funds 2014-2016 are no longer eligible and can receive transition funds in 2017-2019.

All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and transition planning.

HIV, TB: All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and planning the transition.

HIV: All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and transition planning .

HIV, TB: All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and planning the transition.

TB, Malaria: It is expected that you will not be eligible in 2020-2022 depending on the country transfer to the status of a high middle income country and you can receive transition funds in 2023-2025.

Considered Country of Difficult Operating Environments by the Global Fund (as of January 2017).

HIV, TB: All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and planning the transition.

HIV: All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and transition planning .

TB: Countries that since the allocation of 2014-2016 funds are no longer eligible and can receive transition funds in 2017-2019

HIV: It is anticipated that you will not be eligible in 2017-2019 depending on the country’s transition to the high-income level and will not be able to receive transition funds in 2020-2022 (high-income countries are not eligible for transition funding)

HIV, TB: All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and planning the transition.

TB, Malaria: Countries that since the allocation of funds 2014-2016 are no longer eligible and can receive transition funds in 2017-2019

HIV, TB, Malaria: All countries with high median incomes regardless of the burden of disease, and all components of the low-middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and transition planning.

HIV, TB: All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and planning the transition.

TB: Countries that since the allocation of 2014-2016 funds are no longer eligible and can receive transition funds in 2017-2019

HIV, TB: All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and planning the transition.

HIV, TB: All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and planning the transition.

HIV, TB: All countries with high median incomes regardless of burden of disease, and all components of the low middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and planning the transition.

TB, Malaria: It is projected that you will not be eligible in 2017-2019 depending on the change of country to the upper middle income state and you can receive transition funds in 2020-2022.

TB: Countries that since the allocation of 2014-2016 funds are no longer eligible and can receive transition funds in 2017-2019

HIV, TB, Malaria: All countries with high median incomes regardless of the burden of disease, and all components of the low-middle income country with a low or moderate disease burden that have existing subsidies have priority for sustainability and transition planning.

So that we understand each other ...

Organized civil society groups, for example, are women’s organizations, national networks of people with HIV or a faith-based organization that collaborates in a small community.

El Fondo Mundial considera fundamental la participación de las comunidades en la respuesta, al ser esenciales para lograr SSRS (sistemas de salud resilientes y sostenibles). Por ello promueve la participación significativa, es decir relevante y activa, en todas las fases de los procesos que apoya. El propósito de la asistencia técnica es la que las organizaciones de la sociedad civil y comunidades, estén en la capacidad de influir las decisiones para que se atiendan las necesidades de las poblaciones clave y que así contribuyan en las respuestas a las enfermedades  en el país.

Significant participation of the communities

  • Knowledge of the realities of affected people
  • Participation in the diagnosis of needs
  • Participation in decision-making
  • Participation in the design of the proposals
  • Participation in grant implementation
  • Participation in the monitoring of activities
  • Participation in the evaluation of processes

Community organizations know better than anyone the barriers, gaps and situations that affected people face regarding their health care; they know the dynamics of populations, including those that are difficult to reach, their codes and languages.

Key populations usually rely more easily on organizations to make their diagnoses, as well as for the delivery of some services or participation in preventive strategies.

They are representatives of the realities and experiences of those who receive the services and products of the projects that are implemented with the resources provided by the Global Fund; therefore, they must participate in decision-making, for the design, monitoring and evaluation of the proposals and they have comparative advantages for the execution of activities of scope, delivery of services, among others.

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Who can access technical assistance?

The Global Fund facilitates technical cooperation in countries working through technical partners. Countries can request technical cooperation at different stages of the financing process, and technical cooperation may be available to:

  • Country coordination mechanisms.
  • Implementers
  • Civil society organizations.

 

 

Organizations and networks eligible to receive TA

The technical assistance provided by the CRG SI can benefit different community actors, for example, organizations and community networks that are part of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), but also organizations that implement some processes or deliver services, or even organizations that represent people affected by one or more of the diseases and that receive the services or inputs from subsidies supported by the Global Fund.

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Types of organizations that can request Technical Assistance

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If your organization is not a sub-recipient of the Global Fund or otherwise participates in relation to the Global Fund grant in your country, you can not request technical assistance. But you can request support from the CCM or other national networks to get involved in these processes.

If your organization is not a sub-recipient of the Global Fund or otherwise participates in relation to the Global Fund grant in your country, you can not request technical assistance. But you can request support from the CCM or other national networks to get involved in these processes.

Your organization, not being linked to the Global Fund grant, can not request technical assistance. But you can request support from the CCM or other national networks that are involved in these processes.

Yes! Your organization can request T.A.

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Who are priority to receive AT?

The main purpose of the Technical Assistance is for civil society organizations and communities to be able to influence strategies and decision-making nationwide. Technical assistance on community, rights and gender is designed to achieve this purpose. The Global Fund will give priority to national level requests for example, from  national networks of affected people, , representative national organizations or from groups or consortia of local organizations or networks.

Technical assistance on community, rights and gender can be used to promote the active participation of the community in the processes related to the Global Fund.

Moments in the grant life cycle in which TA can be requested

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TA can not be requested in this phase.

You CAN request TA in this phase.

You CAN request TA in this phase.

You CAN request TA in this phase.

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You can also request for processes related to the Global Fund working model in the country, select the option to know if you can apply for TA:

You CAN request TA in this phase.

TA can not be requested in this phase.

It can be accessed during the entire life cycle of the subsidy. It can also be used to plan sustainability and transition and in processes in the country linked to the working model of the Global Fund (for example, the preparation of the National Strategic Plan).

  1. Country dialogue
  2. Development of proposals and request for funds
  3. Grant-making
  4. Grant implementation

Areas in which the CRG can support with technical assistance

The five areas of technical assistance are presented below. Select the type of technical assistance on community, rights, and gender you wish to request:

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This area focuses on facilitating access to the evidence and information that is needed for the requests to respond to the needs of key populations on rights, community and gender.

This area helps civil society, communities and key populations participate in the country dialogue in a meaningful way, and their perspectives on community and gender rights can be included.

This area seeks to support civil society organizations and communities to participate in the design, planning and budgeting of programs or interventions to include them in the funding request, especially those related to rights, community and gender.

It focuses on training applicants in monitoring and evaluation systems, so that they can monitor and follow the processes of the Global Fund, and help them to be part of the process of reviewing programs in reprogramming.

This area seeks to develop strategies to include the community in the transition processes for the end of funding and to assist applicants in how to evaluate preparation, social contracting and social dialogue.

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Countries can request technical cooperation at different stages of the financing process, and technical cooperation may be available to:

  • Country coordination mechanisms (only if community organizations participate in the development of the application)
  • Implementers
  • Civil society organizations

1.- Situational analysis needs assessment and planning, such as:

  1. Evaluation of issues related to gender, norms in this regard, other social norms that influence vulnerability and risk in relation to diseases.
  2. Analysis and use of epidemiological information
  3. Evaluation of the local legal framework.
  4. Evaluation of the participation of the community sector in HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs.
  5. Needs related to strengthening community systems.
  6. Community validation of estimates on the size of key populations.

2.- Participation in the country dialogue, on topics such as the following:

  1. Encourage collaboration and bringing together different
  2. Improve knowledge about the Global Fund.
  3. Form and guide the representatives in writing the funding requests.
  4. Translate and consolidate the contributions of the community sector to share with the CCM and the proposal writing teams.
  5. Technical assistance to understand aspects of programming, promotion and education on regulatory and legal aspects, to prepare the funding request.
  6. Facilitate the review of the funding request.

3.- Design of the program or proposal

  1. Design, plan and budget programs or interventions for its inclusion in the funding request, especially in community interventions, the framework of human rights, gender and key populations.

4.- Oversight and monitoring of the grant implementation, as well as its reprogramming, as for the following activities:

  1. Educate and train communities, organizations and networks on the monitoring and follow-up of Global Fund processes.
  2. Support communities, organizations and networks to take part in the process of reviewing programs during reprogramming.

5.- Commitment to the development of the sustainability and transition strategy, such as:

  1. Develop strategies for community participation in the transition processes regarding the cessation of Global Fund financing.
  2. Facilitate technical assistance to communities, organizations and networks on issues related to evaluation for training, public financing of CSO and community actions in response (social contracting) and social dialogue.

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These are the strategies that are carried out to ensure the sustainability of the response and that are in the sustainability plan presented to the Global Fund. For example, the realization of a strategic plan for some of the diseases, the incidence to who decides in the country the health budget in the country to have sufficient domestic resources, other forms of mobilization of resources, etc., for example: Evaluation for the transition, Formulation of transition plans

What types of actions are not supported by the CRG SI with technical assistance?

In the response boxes you will have been able to know if your request for assistance is eligible and, if the case is negative, the tool will have let you know that these actions are not supported by the Global Fund.

Provider Website Contact Email Specialty area
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network http://www.aidslaw.ca Richard Elliot
Executive Director
relliott@aidslaw.ca Canadian Network on HIV and legal aspects
CVC, Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition http://www.cvccoalition.org/ Dr. Carolyn Gomes
Senior Program Manager
carolyn.gomes.cvc.ed@gmail.com

cgomes@cvccoalition.org

Key populations
HIVOS https://latin-america.hivos.org Mirjam Musch
Senior Program Manager
mmusch@hivos.org Technical assistance
ICASO http://icaso.org/ Mary Ann Torres
Executive Director
maryannt@icaso.org Specialized technical assistance, communities, key populations and HIV
PATH https://www.path.org/ Lisa Mueller
Program Officer
lmueller@path.org Technical assistance in matters of health, sexual health and reproductive health
MPact antes: The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) www.mpactglobal.org George Ayala
Excutive Director
Nadia Rafif
Director of Policy
gayala@mpactglobal.org
nratif@mpactglobal.org
MSM, gay man and VIH

HSH, hombres Gays y VIH

In this section we request to write down why support is requested, these reasons may be different and all are valid, for example:

  • We do not understand this process in depth
  • We feel that we do not have the skills to participate in the monitoring of activities
  • We want everyone in the association or organizations that are part of the network to have a common understanding about it
  • Among other

You can also share the barriers, problems or difficulties that have faced, both in the development of activities or to participate actively, or issues related to the rights of people, gender, or any situation that affects key populations and that With the support offered, it could improve.

In this section, you will have to tick the box (es) (more than one if you want) related to the technical assistance you are requesting.

  • HIV
  • HIV/tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria
  • RSSH
  • Gender
  • Human Rights

Your opinion on this matter is very important. The Global Fund is interested in knowing how you expect this technical assistance to help you create changes so that the participation of the civil society improves.

Sometimes the technical assistance helps a population to have a better participation in some of the processes supported by the Global Fund. Sometimes technical assistance benefits communities in general. Therefore, explain what you considered to be the case and list which population(s) will benefit from the technical assistance.

What would you like to change with the technical assistance? For instance, you would like to improve the participation of the community sector in the CCM or to increase the quality of community participation in the supervision or monitoring of activities supported by the Global Fund.

The resource that the Global Fund may approve can contribute to different activities, including a consultant, transportation, housing and meals during the TA assignment. Therefore, we suggest you to include a list of the activities to be carried out so that the Global Fund can inform you on whether or not it is possible to cover the cost for such activities. The idea is to achieve the objective proposed.

It is not necessary to have previously contacted the CCM regarding your technical assistance request. Therefore, your answer will not affect the decision on the technical assistance.

As stated above, approving your request does not depend on whether or not you have previously contacted the country team of the Global Fund, the main idea is that the CRG SI may coordinate it in the best way possible.

This question has been posed in order to have a good coordination and to know whether or not there has been any progress with your request, if the LAC Platform is aware of it or if any technical assistance provider is already working on it. If there is any progress, please include the contact information of the organization or person you have contacted. Include such information even if you have requested technical assistance that had not been approved.

As stated in the purpose of previous question, such information would facilitate the planning of technical assistance to the Global Fund since it would provide it with information on similar requests. It is recommended to explain if you were granted assistance, what kind of assistance it was and your achievements. If you were not granted any assistance for some reason, it is also recommended to include your experience.

A veces hay información que puede ayudar al Fondo Mundial a decidir el mejor formato de Asistencia Técnica, por ejemplo algunos aspectos del contexto, situación del país, condiciones de la respuesta comunitaria, entre otras. Si tienes dudas, estamos para apoyarte, ¡Pide ayuda al Hada para un rescate!

These are real TA requests made to the CRG SI from the Dominican Republic and Guyana communities. We recommend you to read their experiences and check out the form below.

República Dominicana (Español)

Guayan (English)

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CRG Technical Assistance Request Form

The Global Fund’s Community, Rights and Gender Technical Assistance Program provides support for civil society and community organizations to meaningfully engage in Global Fund related processes throughout the grant life-cycle. Please make sure that you are familiar with our scope of work and eligibility criteria before submitting this application.

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