Community Engagement with Global Fund – Opportunities for Support in GC7 (Grant Cycle 7)

The Global Fund Board has approved $14 million for the Community Engagement Strategic Initiative for CG7 (2024-2026). Funds will support peer-to-peer technical assistance on gender, human rights, equity, key populations, community systems and responses and other related areas. CLAW is a technical support provider as part of this initiative. Learn more in this brief presentation.


Drivers of HIV treatment interruption: Early findings from community-led monitoring program in Haiti

By Soeurette Policar, Alana Sharp, Joanne Isidor Hyppolite, Gérald Marie Alfred, Eva Steide, Leïnadine Lucien, Naïké Ledan, and Matthew Kavanagh

Failure to retain people living with HIV (PLHIV) in care remains a significant barrier to achieving epidemic control in Haiti, with as many as 30% lost from care within one year of starting treatment. Community-led monitoring (CLM) is an emerging approach of improving healthcare and accountability to service users, through a cycle of monitoring and advocacy. In 2020, a CLM program was launched in Haiti to identify barriers to retention and advocating for better health services.

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Stakeholder Perceptions of Community-Owned Data: Perspectives From Community-Led Monitoring

By Ngqabutho Mpofu, Elise Lankiewicz, Soeurette Policar, Walter Chikanya, Joanne Isidor, Beatrice Ajonye, Donald Tobaiwa, Alfred Gerald, Alice Kayongo, Naïké Ledan, Alana Sharp

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How to Budget for Community-Led Monitoring

This guide is intended to be used by community-led organizations to develop a budget for a community-led monitoring, or CLM, program. The resource can be used by programs seeking funding for a new CLM program, or may be used by organizations seeking scaled-up resources for an existing CLM program (to scale up coverage, for example). This guide may additionally be used by technical consultants providing support to CLM programs.

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Catching Up With CLAW (December 2022)

Members of the Community-Led Accountability Working Group (CLAW) support civil society efforts across the global South to build high-impact community-led monitoring programs.

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Community-Led Monitoring: Best Practices for Strengthening the Model

Developed by Community Data for Change (CD4C) Consortium, Community-Led Accountability Working Group (CLAW) Consortium, and EANNASO-APCASO-ATAC Consortium

This paper clarifies the principles behind community-led monitoring of health services, a methodology that uses systematic data collection by communities for evidence-based advocacy to improve accountability, governance and quality of health services.

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Best Practices for Community-Led Monitoring

This resource documents best practices for the implementation of community-led monitoring (CLM) based on surveys and interviews with CLM implementers around the world. The resource contributes to the growing evidence base for effective CLM implementation, drawing on targeted global engagement with CLM programs focused on HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. As CLM continues to grow and expands into new countries and new focus areas, this empirically-driven evidence base will support CLM implementers, funders, and global technical assistance (TA) providers to ensure CLM is implemented more effectively and achieves greater impact.

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Community Evidence to Create Change

Conflict of Interest in Community-led Monitoring programs

The purpose of this document is to guide CLM stakeholders to ensure a high standard of conduct in the design and implementation of CLM programs. This document aims to ensure that the fundamental principles of CLM are preserved while facilitating the identification, prevention, and management of actual and potential conflicts of interest (COI).

Maintaining the independence of CLM programs is a key priority. As new CLM projects are implemented, an urgent need has emerged to support countries to identify and mitigate COI in funding streams, implementer arrangements, and program design. Mitigating these conflicts is vital in ensuring that CLM remains effective, independent, and inclusive.

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