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CGD Blog Examines Questions On Allocation Methodology For Global Fund’s New Funding Model

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy” blog, Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and a senior fellow at CGD, in a joint post with Victoria Fan, CGD research fellow, examines unanswered questions on the allocation methodology in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s new funding model. Glassman and Fan assert, “The new allocation methodology is a step forward. But the Global Fund Board and its partners can and should better explain the rationale for choices taken, and better document the impact of the new formula on recipients and money-burden mismatches. Most importantly, we hope that the Global Fund Board will revisit the allocation methodology in the coming years and adjust as needed.” They also offer recommendations for different approaches to allocation in a draft paper (.pdf) (3/4).