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Application to the GFATM. The Haitian Experience. The context in Haiti. Challenges General socio-economic situation in country ‘Stigmatization’ of government and national NGOs. Challenges. Extremely short deadline Urgency to put in place the CCM

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application to the gfatm

Application to the GFATM

The Haitian Experience

the context in haiti
The context in Haiti


  • General socio-economic situation in country
  • ‘Stigmatization’ of government and national NGOs
  • Extremely short deadline
  • Urgency to put in place the CCM
  • Need to be inclusive – this takes time
  • Information gaps
  • Assuring a good quality application
  • Submission of the project in English
facilitating factors engagement of highest political authorities
Facilitating factors:Engagement of highest political authorities
  • National Strategic Plan recently completed
  • Broad participation of all partners in elaboration of NSP
  • Consultative group on NSP = core of CCM
  • Commitment of political leadership
  • Support by UNAIDS and UN system
guiding principles
Guiding principles
  • Additionality
  • Determining the gaps
  • Demonstrating impact
  • Partnership
  • Competitiveness of GFATM applications
the process of elaborating the application
The process of elaborating the application
  • Information on GFATM available in French on the internet – mid-February
  • Discussions at MOH re: Haiti application
  • Decision taken by MOH to apply only for HIV/AIDS
  • (TB and malaria in future rounds)
the process of elaborating the application7
The process of elaborating the application
  • MOH requests support from UNAIDS Theme Group, CPA and Secretariat
  • UNAIDS provides technical guidance and financial support for preparing submission
  • Full support and involvement of Minister of Health
  • MOH Cabinet coordinates and leads the process
Compilation of all information needed through intense consultation with all partners
  • Bilateral donors take the lead on collecting info on costing and budget
  • Working group holds intense discussions on
    • CCM composition
    • Identifying appropriatefunding/fiduciary mechanism
    • Financing priorities andbudgetary needs
  • Assuring good content and quality of application
the process of elaborating the application9
The process of elaborating the application
  • Working group reviews drafts
  • Broad consensus meeting held with all partners to review draft (7 March)
  • Draft adapted to reflect changes
  • All signatures collected
  • Application submitted on 10 March (after only 2 weeks)
the process of elaborating the application10
The process of elaborating the application
  • Application reviewed by GFATM-TRP
  • GFATM Board in NYC approves application ($ 67 million for 5 years) and recommends funding for first 2 years ($ 24.4 million)
lessons learnt
Lessons learnt
  • CCM
    • hard to put in place quickly
    • needs to have broad representation including government, civil society, PLWA, private sector and international partners
    • need to involve everyone from the beginning
  • ensure patronage of high political leaders
budget and financial management
Budget and financial management
  • Identify a trustworthy financial management institution
  • Identify a potential auditing mechanism to ensure transparency
  • Involve donors, UN and other partners to identify ‘gaps’ and ‘additionality’
  • It helps to have an NSP with a budget and costing information
  • Provide additional detailed budget information for each element (in annexes)
quality of application
Quality of application
  • Link application to NSP
  • Partnership between government, NGOs, UN and international partners
  • Identify a top-quality writer to draft application
  • Ensure technical input from UN system and all relevant partners
  • Include well known ‘star’ NGOs – this gives legitimacy
quality of application14
Quality of application
  • Combine intensive ‘scientific’ aspects (e.g. PIH – Harvard) and
  • ‘Extensive’ service delivery aspects (e.g. MOH – GHESKIO)
quality of application15
Quality of application
  • Combine prevention and care
  • Include solid monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Include annexes with additional detailed information, workplans and budgets for each element/partner
  • Ensure that application is well presented