The Secretariat of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) co-organized a technical consultation of key stakeholders, including national government agencies, donor organizations, technical support providers, UN agencies, civil society and communities, to discuss transition and sustainability in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). Specifically, the consultation was to shape an appropriate technical framework for the transition from the Global Fund to national funding, and the sustainability of HIV ad TB programs in the region. It was held in Istanbul in July 2015.
This consultation involved over 50 stakeholders from different sectors, including government, civil society, technical partner agencies, and donor agencies. The report includes the presentation of Transition and Sustainability Principles and Draft Framework for Transition to Sustainability developed as an outcome of this consultation,
This draft responds to participant conclusions that guidance needs to be step-wise by breaking transition into three stages. The stages below indicate progress towards a successful transition and readiness for graduation from Global Fund support.
Stage 1 (red) – Pre-transition, or early stages of transition; unprepared for graduation (need minimum 3-6 years for successful transition).
Stage 2 (orange) – Some transition steps taken; moving towards graduation, but need additional time (need minimum 1-3 years for successful transition).
Stage 3 (green) – Transition well established and underway; ready for graduation soon (<1 year for successful transition).