LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey
This brief provides three case studies of the transition to domestic financing of HIV response in South Eastern Europe after the withdrawal of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. These case studies—of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia—are intended as a resource for funders, advocates, and policymakers interested in supporting civil society-led efforts and partnerships with government to ensure the sustainability of services during and after transition.
These case studies are based on a series of interviews conducted in 2017 with government officials, Global Fund staff, and NGO staff and volunteers in Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Consultants Raminta Stuykite and Danielle Parsons conducted this research, and stakeholders from all three countries and the Global Fund provided input. This working paper was drafted by Raminta Stuykite and edited by Elizabeth Angell, with additional material and support from Ekaterina Lukicheva and Julia Greenberg of the Open Society Foundations Public Health Program.