At the 35th Global Fund Board Meeting in April 2016, the Board revised and endorsed its Eligibility Policy.

Whilst still determined by a country’s income classification based on Gross National Income (GNI) per capita determined by the World Bank, and official disease burden categorisation, the new Eligibility Policy looks at a three year average instead of per year figures, which slows down the transitioning of countries.

Leading up to the announcement on country allocations for the 2017 – 2019 funding cycle, the Global Fund released its 2017 Global Fund Eligibility List and a list of Projected Transitions from Global Fund Support by 2025.

More information is available at the Global Fund website here.