The Global Fund Board approved the Strategy Framework for 2023-2028

On Thursday 22 July 2021 the Global Fund Board held a Virtual Extraordinary Board Meeting (EBM). This is the fourth Board meeting that has been held virtually due to COVID-19 and is the first virtual EBM. The meeting was held in the afternoon, Central European Time, and lasted for approximately three hours.

The EBM agenda covered three related topics: (i) approval of the Strategy Framework for the next Global Fund Strategy, including discussion on the Framework ahead of the Board decision; (ii) Global Fund Strategy – Board guidance on additional topics and opportunity to provide an additional direction on priorities (not already raised) to be covered in the Strategy narrative, to be approved by the Board in November 2021; and (iii) the Strategy Framework Decision and next steps for the development of the Strategy narrative.

In this article, AIDSPAN summarizes the discussions held at the meeting and the main decision of the meeting, as well as the discussions held by the Constituencies in meetings prior to the EBM.

Also, you may read the Statement of the Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Global Fund’s Board on the approval of the Strategic Framework for The Global Fund’s next Strategy for 2023-2028.

Key next steps in the development of the new Strategy:

By 30 JulyAny additional input on the Strategic Framework to be submitted
1 SeptemberDraft strategy narrative circulated for constituency review and input
10 September Deadline for submission of constituency input on draft strategy narrative
21 SeptemberDistribution of document to Strategy Committee recommending strategy narrative
5-6 October17th Strategy Committee meeting  where Strategy Narrative will be recommended to the Board.
9-10 November46th Board meeting (Decision to adopt Global Fund strategy)