Interim Principal Recipient of Global Fund Grants
When UNDP supports health programmes an important element is to strengthen systems for health and build resilient national entities to increase sustainability. UNDP is requested to serve as interim Principal Recipient (PR) for Global Fund grants in different countries facing a wide variety of special challenges. While managing health programmes and/or Global Fund grants, UNDP simultaneously works to develop the capacity of governments and/or civil society organizations to serve as Programmeme Managers and PRs when circumstances permit. Where UNDP takes on the role of Programmeme Manager and interim PR, UNDP is also requested to provide supporting services such as health procurement, financial management and capacity development.
Beyond its implementation support role and in line with its core mandates, UNDP also provides policy advice and technical assistance on critical legal and policy enablers, human rights, and gender equality to support Global Fund grant implementation.