A country's eligibility for Global Fund financing is determined in accordance with the revised Eligibility and Counterpart Financing policy (ECFP), which is designed to ensure that available resources are allocated to countries and regions with the highest disease burden and least ability to bring financial resources to address these health problems. The Global Fund Eligibility List identifies which country components are eligible to receive an allocation in the new funding model. If a country has no eligible components they do not appear on the list.
Eligibility is also determined by a country’s income level and official disease burden data . A country’s income level for 2014 is based on income classifications published by the World Bank in July 2013, in accordance with GNI-per-capita thresholds for each income classification, and take into consideration updates to the GNI-per-capita data for certain countries published by the World Bank in December 2013.