Dual-track financing a decade on: Reflections on civil society space in the implementation of Global Fund grants
In April 2007, at the 15th Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a decision was taken to encourage countries to include a Principal Recipient (PR) from both the government and non-government sectors in each disease proposal. This was called “dual-track financing”.
In a 2011 information note, the Global Fund expresses that dual-track financing is important because it can help:
Raise awareness of service availability, including primary prevention services at the community and sub-national level, by reaching a wider range of people;
Scale-up existing service delivery to a broader range of population groups, and/or geographic regions;
Move more quickly towards the provision of access to prevention, treatment, care, and support to all persons in need, including key populations and people who may not already be included in national disease programming; and
Contribute to sustainability of programmatic interventions over the longer term, through the increased capacity that comes from a broader range of implementing partners.