Country Coordinating Mechanism

  • Country Coordinating Mechanisms

    Country Coordinating Mechanisms are central to the Global Fund's commitment to local ownership and participatory decision-making. These country-level multi-stakeholder partnerships develop and submit grant proposals to the Global Fund based on priority needs at the national level. After grant approval, they oversee progress during implementation.

    Country Coordinating Mechanisms include representatives from both the public and private sectors, including governments, multilateral or bilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, private businesses and people living with the diseases.

    For each grant, the Country Coordinating Mechanism nominates one or more public or private organizations to serve as Principal Recipients.

    CCM core functions are:

    • Coordinate the development and submission of national request for funding.
    • Nominate the Principal Recipient.
    • Oversee implementation of the approved grant.
    • Approve any reprogramming requests.
    • Ensure linkages and consistency between Global Fund grants and other national health and development programs.

    CCMs in the new funding model:

    • In addition to the above core responsibilities, in the allocation-based funding model, CCMs will play a stronger leadership role.
    • This stronger leadership role allows CCMs to:
      • Meaningfully participate in the national strategic plan discussions at country level.
      • Convene stakeholders to engage in inclusive country dialogue and agree on funding split.