Communities Delegation circulates new study on Access to Management Fees and Overhead for National Civil Society Principal Recipients

Monday, 7th February 2022

The Communities Delegation is circulating a new study exploring the Global Fund’s discrimination against Principal Recipients in funding policy and practice.

Between November and December 2021, the Communities Delegation reviewed and analyzed the existing documentation on Global Fund policies and guidelines, surveyed more than 20 Civil Society Principal Recipients and conducted some in-depth interviews with a total of 11 Civil Society Organizations from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. One of these organizations has regional coverage and has negotiated a framework agreement with the Global Fund for access to ICR.
From this research, we have been able to conclude that local civil society PRs are discriminated against by the Global Fund when compared to other PRs, leading to a negative impact on the management of the NGO during the project and on the sustainability of the organization at the end of a grant cycle. There is an urgent need for the Global Fund to correct these unfair policies and to put into practice the principles and values behind dual-track financing.