As of June 2017 UNDP as interim Principal Recipient of Global Fund grants, UNDP manages 36 grants in 19 countries, and three regional programmes, for a total portfolio value of US$ 1.4 billion and annual expenditure of US$ 400 million. The partnership between the two organizations was further cemented in 2016, with the adoption of a new framework agreement which updates, improves and streamlines the terms of UNDP’s engagement with the Global Fund, making it nimbler and further increasing the focus on effective and streamlined implementation.
The results of UNDP’s health implementation support under the Global Fund partnership are impressive, not only in terms of health outcomes but also with clear impact on the ability of and individuals to live full and productive lives, support their family, expand their choices, contribute to their communities, in turn generating broader socio-economic benefits for entire countries and regions. UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund has helped save 3.1 million lives to date. Zimbabwe recently reached 1 million people on HIV treatment, a remarkable milestone and achievement in a challenging context, with clear and measurable impact: the decline of life expectancy in Zimbabwe, has been reversed and has increased to 61 years in 2015.
Beyond this programme implementation role, recent years has seen a further deepening in UNDP’s engagement with the Global Fund on human rights, key populations, gender, capacity development of systems for health, sustainable financing, and other key strategic issues.
UNDP Principal Recipient of Global Fund grants- country coverage, April 2017
São Tomé & Príncipe
Multi-country Americas (Regional Caribbean)
Multi-Country Western Pacific