This report maps out and provides detailed analysis of the domestic financing mechanisms available to civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Dominican Republic that are involved in the national responses to HIV and tuberculosis (TB). It identifies the barriers CSOs face when attempting to access and execute public and private domestic funds, as well as highlighting areas of opportunity and providing specific recommendations for government and international donors to support expanded grant-giving to CSOs. The report’s annexes contain step by step training materials to guide CSOs through the at times complex and confusing processes required to access public funding.
Aceso Global completed this report for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as part of the country’s ongoing efforts to ensure the sustainability of the Dominican Republic’s national disease programs. CSOs play a critical role in ensuring access to prevention and treatment services for HIV and TB, especially for vulnerable and marginalized groups, but are largely reliant on international support. In the context of reduced external funding, this report positions CSOs to better compete for domestic resources.