Zimbabwe: Strengthening skills, tools and systems for better services

In 2013 Zimbabwe was one of the pilot countries invited to apply for funding for the HIV disease component under the Global Fund New Funding Model (NFM).  This was heralded as a successful pilot for the NFM and is being used as a best practice case in other countries. Zimbabwe has applied for funding for Tuberculosis and Malaria programming as part of the 2014 full roll-out of the NFM.

Emerging Lessons

Findings from the Zimbabwe Capacity Development Case Study highlight lessons learned for successful implementation of Global Fund programmes, namely:

  • The importance of leveraging investments in skills and infrastructure towards greater institutional strengthening
  • The value of national ownership of the CD process and its integration into broader public administration strengthening efforts;
  • The significance of access to, and use of, communications and rapid feedback; and
  • The importance of sustainability through the strengthening of national systems.

The case study also provides a set of recommendations to further build the capacity of national entities in Zimbabwe and enhance the implementation Global Fund programming under the NFM.  Among others these include: maximizing collaboration with national actors; focusing on information and data analysis; creating upstream-downstream and rapid feedback loops for communications; and including capacity development priorities in the implementation of the NFM grants.

The complete list of recommendations and full case study can be accessed here

Year of publication: 
Other collections
Themes and sectors: 
Health sector
Case story length: 
12 pages

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