The Global Fund supply chain governance and workforce development framework

The governance and workforce development (G&WD) framework is a set of principles and processes supplemented with tools and resources to support supply chain specialists to approach SC transformation from a human resources perspective. The framework was initially intended to support the Global Fund staff to holistically design and plan the workforce development investments required for and often requested by countries.

The G&WD framework combines two existing and widely-recognised concepts to strengthen SC governance and the SC workforce:

  • The EDIS model: A Global Fund model designed in 2018-19, which shares good practices in project design and the management of human resources projects applied for SC transformation (engage, design, implement and sustain)
  • The four pathways from the People that Deliver’s Theory of Change for Human Resources for Supply Chain Management (staffing, skills, working conditions and motivation).

To support Global Fund staff in successfully applying the G&WD framework a detailed implementation guide has been developed. It provides stepwise guidance on the path to be followed. Within the guide are several tools and resources, such as standardised logical workflows to help design G&WD initiatives, a technical evaluation checklist, and a library of training courses to develop SC competencies.