Making the Global Fund More Effective & Efficient

Our Global Fund programming aims to :

  • Increase and improve the role and action of community sector organizations in Global Fund governance and implementation, particularly in country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs), country dialogue, and concept note development.
  • Increase the availability of high-quality evidence to support advocacy and accountability for community sector actors to undertake watchdog functions such as monitoring and advocacy.
  • Increase advocacy at the global level for greater accountability of all stakeholders and for more effective AIDS responses supported by the Global Fund.

ICASO has developed a number of tools to help civil society and key populations understand and engage with the Global Fund. Scroll down to access our resources.

To see our work at a glance check this out:



Community Responses and Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) Regional Proposals Transitions and Graduations Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCM) Strategy 2017-2022

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New guidance for ’17-’19 Global Fund application process

ICASO and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) have jointly prepared an alert to provide an update to Key population and Civil…

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Impact of Global Fund Transition on Sustainability of Harm Reduction Programs

ICASO supported the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) to document the impact of Global Fund partial or complete withdrawal on the sustainability of harm…

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Key Populations and the Global Fund: Delivering Key Results

These advocacy briefs  by Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) and the Free Space Process, with support of ICSS and ICASO, examine the evidence around the vital…

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More Than a Seat at the Table: A Toolkit on How to Meaningfully Engage as CCM Representatives

ICASO is pleased to announce a new toolkit on meaningful civil society engagement on country coordinating mechanims. The goal of the toolkit is to support civil…

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Handing over Health:Experiences with Global Fund Transitions

This discussion paper presents a brief review of some of the current transition literature, paired with interview data from three country case studies. It…

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