Launched at the end of 2011, L'Initiative is a facility implemented by Expertise France that complements the Global Fund's work. It provides technical assistance and support for innovation to Global Fund recipient countries to improve the effectiveness of grants and strengthen the health impact of the programs funded.
Overseen and funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE), L'Initiative has been created by France to strengthen the impact of Global Fund grants by supporting beneficiary countries in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
The Global Fund is an innovative partnership which rallies public authorities, civil society, the private sector and those affected by the diseases around a common vision: to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.
Expertise France is the public agency for French international technical cooperation. Its health department mobilizes technical expertise from the public, voluntary and private sectors to help strengthen health systems and promote access to healthcare for all.
Our expertise missions aim to facilitate access to Global Fund grants and improve their implementation. Expertise can take various forms and is always aimed at building capacity in the countries of intervention.
Our funding support development projects complementary to those of the Global Fund, over a period of two to three years. Initiatives supported respond to priority issues and must be the result of multi-agency partnerships and include local partners.
Our countries of intervention
We operate in more than thirty countries and focus in particular on the priority countries of Official Development Assistance as well as the member countries of the International Organisation of La Francophonie.