Background of Liberia Coordinating Mechanism
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (“the Global Fund”) is a unique public-private partnership and international financing institution established to dramatically increase global resources to fight three of the world’s deadliest diseases – AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. In accessing such resources, Liberia commits to conforming to the purpose and principles of the Global Fund as set out in its governing Framework Document. A fundamental requirement of the Global Fund is for the establishment of multi-stakeholder Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) as a measure of its commitment to local ownership and participatory decision-making.
Liberia’s CCM is known as the Liberia Coordinating Mechanism (LCM). It exists to design and submit proposals to the Global Fund, to oversee all activities associated with grant implementation, and harmonize Global Fund projects with all other donor initiatives contributing to the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Liberia.
 The Framework Document of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Available at: http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/documents/governance/,
 Guidelines and Requirements for Country Coordinating Mechanisms. Geneva: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. http://www.theglobalfund.org/documents/ccm/GuidelinesCCMPurposeStructureComposition_en.pdf.