At the start of the Transition Planning Process it is important that some key questions are considered by national stakeholders, the Global Fund, the CCM, partners and UNDP. These include considering what are the Transition Options and what criteria will be used to evaluate the options?
The criteria to evaluate the transition options need to be discussed and agreed by decision makers. The criteria could include; i) Legal context and requirements; ii) Status of relevant policies; iii) Capacity to reach beneficiaries and ensure continuity of care; iv) Modalities to address specific needs of Key Populations; v) Status and capabilities of NGOs to work effectively with and deliver services to Key Populations; and v) Ensuring sustainability of national responses.
Following a review of the options decisions can be made and a Transition Strategy developed. The Transition Strategy could include:
Measurable transition milestones will be developed for each of the PR implementation functional areas. The first of these transition milestones in each functional area will be to put in place procedures, guidance and systems with sufficient training and ‘on the job’ support to meet the requirements of the Global Fund. The second milestone for each functional area will measure the level of take up, use and compliance of the procedures and the systems against the minimum requirements of the Global Fund.
Capacity Development and Technical Assistance Coordination;
Grant Making - Sub Recipient (SR) Management;
Grant Making - Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM);
The timing of the transition will vary, with a longer period of support likely to be needed for procurement of health products including medicines and lab diagnostics.