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ASSESSING THE INCLUSION OF CIVIL SOCIETY PRIORITIES IN GLOBAL FUND CONCEPT NOTES
This report summerizes the desk review of Global Fund Concept Notes submitted by Kenya, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe and assesses the inclusion of civil society and community groups' priorities in these concept notes.
The results of the analysis reveal that there is wide variation in the degree to which concept notes include civil society priorities. Malawi’s concept note is by far the most responsive to civil society priorities (87%) and Zambia’s is the least (38%). The remaining country scores are as follows: Kenya (76%), Tanzania (67%), Zanzibar (67%), Uganda (64%), Swaziland (50%) and Zimbabwe (40%). The concept notes are the most responsive to civil society priorities on key populations’ issues, with 68% of these priorities included. Conversely, just 15% of civil society priorities on voluntary medical male circumcision are included in the concept notes, making them the least responsive to this focal area.