As of March 2018 UNDP, as interim Principal Recipient of Global Fund grants, manages 31 grants in 18 countries, and three regional programmes (covering 27 countries), with a total portfolio value of US$ 950 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 increased to 60 or 63 years for men and women in 2016.
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, March 2018
São Tomé & Príncipe
Multi-country Americas (Regional Caribbean)
Multi-Country Western Pacific