UNDP Around the world

UNDP-Global Fund Partnership: HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria

UNDP has partnered with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria since 2003 to support implementation of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programmes in low and middle income countries, facilitating access to essential resources by countries that face constraints in directly receiving or managing such funding. 


UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund supports countries in crisis or post-crisis situations, those with weak institutional capacity or governance challenges, and countries under sanctions.


When requested, UNDP acts as interim principal recipient in these settings, working with national partners and the Global Fund to improve management, implementation and oversight of Global Fund grants, while simultaneously developing national capacity for governments or local entities to be able to assume the principal recipient role over time.


The partnership has enabled millions of people around the world to benefit from programmes to prevent and treat HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.


UNDP HIV programme aims to reach youth in Belize

Leveraging knowledge in managing Global Fund grants

  • UNDP and Global Fund support Tajikistan’s response to HIV, TB and Malaria

    Since 2003, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has worked with national partners in Tajikistan, including governmental and non-governmental organizations, to implement programmes financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Initially focused on HIV prevention, the programmes later also included TB and Malaria. more 

  • Capacity Development Toolkit

    UNDP has developed a capacity development “toolkit” to provide practical guidance on how to manage a capacity development process for national entities to implement national disease responses for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria.more 

  • Country to Country support mechanism

    As part of its work with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, UNDP has launched a country-to-country support mechanism—under which an expert from one country travels to another receiving its first Global Fund grant to support key implementation processes such as financing, procurement, and monitoring.more 

  • Country Impact: UNDP Partnership with the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tubercolosis and Malaria

    These country impact pages showcase the results, overall impact, capacity development highlights and specific grant information for the countries where UNDP acts as interim Principal Recipient (PR) for Global Fund grants. In countries where UNDP is requested to assume the interim PR responsibility for implementing a Global Fund grant, particular emphasis is placed on strengthening national systems, processes and skills with the aim of transitioning the PR role to a national partner as and when circumstances permit. The impact pages can be downloaded in PDF format for easy sharing or printing. more