Critical Enablers

This Critical enablers section of the Capacity Development Toolkit has been developed for country stakeholders - national governments and policy-makers, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, populations living with or affected by HIV, TB and malaria, Global Fund Principal and Sub-Recipients – as well as Global Fund and UNDP staff and health and development partners.

Partners can use the resource to integrate work on human rights, gender equality and enabling legal and policy frameworks, when developing and implementing initiatives such as:

  • National HIV, TB, malaria, health, human rights and development strategies, plans and programmes
  • Global Fund and other donor funding requests
  • Advocacy campaigns and action plans for law and policy review and reform, strengthened access to justice and improved law enforcement, and
  • Strategic litigation relating to HIV, TB and malaria.

The resource is a guide on how to promote and protect human rights and gender equality and develop enabling legal and policy environments for all, including for key populations in national HIV, TB and malaria strategies, policies and programmes, in alignment with the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022, the UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy  and UNDP’s HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021.

The resource aims to strengthen the capacity of partners to develop and implement proposals, strategies, policies, plans and programmes that are rights-based, promote gender equality, reduce gender-based violence and create enabling legal and policy frameworks that protect the rights of and promote the participation of populations living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV, TB and malaria.

The resource explains what critical enablers are, why human rights and gender equality are important to the work of the Global Fund, UNDP and country stakeholders, and how they can strengthen national HIV, TB and malaria responses to reach everyone, including key populations. It also contains step-by-step guidance, examples, case studies, guidelines, resources and tools on how to identify human rights barriers, including those faced by key populations, and how to develop effective plans and programmes to protect and promote human rights and gender equality and strengthen legal and policy frameworks for HIV, TB and malaria.


Critical Enablers