8 July 2021
2.5 Geographic Scope To refine the geographical focus of the next grant in order to maximize impact in the direction prioritized by the Board for the Catalytic Funding, the Global Fund has considered several factors that reflect pre-conditions to ensure the right level of engagement and improve the likelihood of success in the aim of the investment: 1. [...] 2) The Applicant will have the negotiation experience and capacity to engage all the relevant stakeholders, support CBOs and secure the commitment of the country’s authorities as part of the process of development of the proposal. [...] 3) The SRs proposed will have the adequate national footprint and political acumen to be the main interlocutor at country level during the process of development of the proposal and during implementation, with the view on the role to be played beyond the grant. [...] Technical approach • The extent to which the proposal demonstrates a clear understanding of the nature of the work and the environment in which the work must be performed; • The extent to which the proposed approach and methodology are solid, appropriate, innovative, feasible, implementable and relevant as demonstrated in the proposal; • The extent to which the proposed programs and interventions. [...] In the case of the next South East Asia HIV multi-country grant specifically, taking into account that the Board-approved objective of the catalytic funding is to Strengthen the Sustainability of HIV services for Key Populations, all considerations around the expected impact of the investment will be assessed against the aim of an improved sustainability of the HIV services for key populations in.