As of July 2016, UNDP is managing 35 grants in 22 countries, as well as 3 regional grants in South Asia, Asia Pacific and Africa. The current total value of the portfolio in signed grant agreements is $1.7 billion. In 2014 the Global Fund contributed a total of US $412 million to UNDP, becoming the second largest donor to UNDP after the United States. Total portfolio expenditure in 2014 was US $474 million.
UNDP consistently outperforms other implementers of Global Fund grants. Fifty four percent of UNDP grants are currently rated A1 or A2 (“exceed” or “meet expectations”) by the Global Fund, compared to thirty-nine percent for grants managed by other partners, despite the fact that UNDP is operating in some of the most difficult country contexts.
UNDP’s Global Fund portfolio has saved 2.5 million lives in its support to countries, including children and young adults in their most productive years who would have otherwise succumbed to the three diseases, sparing countries the devastating socio-economic impact at both community and national levels of such massive mortality.
Beyond this programme implementation role, the past year 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.
Countries where UNDP implements Global Fund grants (July 2016)
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sao Tome & Principe
Multi-Country South Asia
Multi-Country Western Pacific