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“Thanks to the support from the Governments of the Netherlands and Sweden we have also launched the Multi-Partner Trust Fund on AMR, to catalyse action in countries,” remarked WHO Director-General on 3 Feb 2020 at the 146th Meeting of the Executive Board.


Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat to health and development accelerated by the widespread misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health and food production.   Given the transnational and multi-sectoral nature of AMR and the support requested from countries and other stakeholders, the Tripartite - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) -  is scaling up efforts to support countries to urgently counter this threat through a One Health approach and has launched the  AMR Multi-Partner Trust Fund (AMR MPTF). The AMR- MPTF is a strategic, inter-sectoral, multi-stakeholder initiative to leverage the Tripartite’s convening and coordinating power as well as mandates and technical expertise to  mitigate the risk of AMR.  It will contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by catalysing the implementation of One Health National Action Plans on AMR.

The Fund has been established for an initial five-year period (2019-2024), inviting financing to drive forward the delivery of the Global Action Plan on AMR, including  the recommendations of the recently released Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) report on AMR. The report highlighted the need for coordinated and intensive efforts, acknowledging AMR as a major barrier to the achievement of many of the SDG, including Universal Health Coverage, secure and safe food supplies, sustainable farming systems and clean water and sanitation.


Assistance Strategy

The finances channeled through the AMR MPTF will support collaborative working between the Tripartite to maximize their  impact and  accelerate progress in addressing AMR.   It will help ensure that AMR is approached through a multi-sectoral, One Health approach at national, regional and global levels.

The AMR MPTF enables the FAO, OIE and WHO to provide catalytic support through global public goods, policy advice, direct technical assistance and capacity development. The Fund also will support AMR global coordination and governance mechanisms recommended by the Interagency Coordination Group on AMR.  At country level, support will be provided to inter-sectoral collaboration and  catalyzing efforts to strengthen and implement multi-sectoral One Health National Action Plans (NAPs) on AMR,  as well as building the evidence base for what works in different contexts.  Pooled MPTF funds provide flexibility for the Tripartite to adapt its assistance to the needs and priorities of countries.  At regional and global levels, funds will support the Tripartite Joint Secretariat on AMR to drive a well -coordinated multisectoral approach to AMR.

The expected outcomes of the AMR MPTF include:  

  • Support to countries in the coordination of multisectoral working to address AMR
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • One Health stewardship and optimal use of antimicrobials
  • Integrated surveillance of AMR and antimicrobial use
  • A One Health approach to awareness and behavior change
  • Effective leadership and coordination of the multisectoral response to AMR at regional and global levels.

The AMR MPTF will also support global activities such as the Tripartite Integrated Surveillance System for AMR and use (TISSA), studies on the economic and social impact of AMR in low and medium income countries, guidance on legal and regulatory issues, and an open source global repository of One Health resources on AMR communications and behavior change.   The Fund will not support sector specific actions, (such as those focusing on human health alone) which will be funded through existing channels.



The AMR MPTF will be governed by a Steering Committee, acting as the principal governing and decision-making body; it will be responsible for providing oversight, defining the strategic direction, prioritizing  workplans and approving  funding allocations. The Steering Committee will be composed of high-level representatives from each of the three participating organizations, two donor representatives, and the MPTF office (ex-officio).  The Steering Committee is chaired by a representative from one of the three participating organizations on a rotating basis and will meet twice a year; ad hoc meetings may be held when necessary to facilitate effective dispersal of funds. Day to day management of the Fund will be overseen by a Fund Coordinator, working closely with the Tripartite Joint Secretariat on AMR to prepare proposals, oversee implementation and monitoring, provide timely reporting and pursue further resource mobilization for the Fund.

Administrative Agent

Funding for the Joint Programme/Multi Donor Trust Fund utilizes a pass-through funding mechanism. Under this modality, Participating UN Organizations agree to channel funds for the Joint Programme through the Administrative Agent. The Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) serves as the Administrative Agent (AA) of the Joint Programme for the AMR MPTF. The MPTFO is AA is responsible for concluding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Participating UN Organizations  and Standard Administrative Arrangements (SAAs) with donor(s), as well as for the receipt, administration, and management of contributions from donors; disbursement of funds to the Participating UN Organizations; and consolidation of financial reports produced by each of the Participating UN Organizations and Participating Non-UN Organizations and provision of these reports to the Steering Committee for onward submission to the donor(s).


The AMR MPTF’s Steering Committee is responsible for reviewing and   prioritizing work areas within existing Tripartite AMR workplan/s.  Priority will be given to initiatives where Tripartite joint action will catalyze progress on strategically significant issues and create most impact at country level. 

Relevant technical and geographic teams will be requested to develop proposals using a standard template.  Proposals will amplify and update the ideas that are set out in set out in the workplan/s.  Project proposals can be global, regional or national or a combination of the three.    Proposals will be submitted via the Fund Coordinator to the Steering Committee for decision-making, based on a quality review against key AMR MPTF criteria undertaken by the Tripartite Joint Secretariat on AMR .  The Steering Committee will make decisions on the allocation of available MPTF resources based on the overall AMR MPTF Funding Framework.

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Key Figures
Funding Status
Participating Organizations are required to submit final year-end expenditures by April 30 in the following year; Interim expenditure figures are submitted on a voluntary basis and therefore current year figures are not final until the year-end expenditures have been submitted.
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Funds with Administrative Agent
Contributions from Donors 19,243,707  
Interest and Investment Income (from Fund) 154,346  
Interest (from Participating Organizations) 0  
Total source of funds   19,398,054
Transferred to Participating Organizations 12,831,156  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Administrative Agent Fee 192,437  
Direct Cost 786,450  
Bank Charges 529  
Total use of funds   13,810,572
Balance with Administrative Agent   5,587,481
As a percentage of deposits   29.0%
Funds with Participating Organizations
Transfers to Participation Organizations 13,617,606  
Total resources   13,617,606
Participating Organizations' Expenditure 2,154,360  
Refunds from Participating Organizations 0  
Total expenses     2,154,360
Balance with Participating Organizations   11,463,246
As a percentage of transfers   84.2%
Total Balance of Funds   17,050,727
As a percentage of deposits   88.6%
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For Policy and Programme Issues

  • Mr. Haile Getahun, Director, Global Coordination and Partnerships, AMR Division, WHO,
  • Mr. Keith Sumption, Chief Veterinary Officer, FAO,
  • Ms. Monserrat Arroyo, Deputy Director General for International Standards and Science, OIE,
  • Ms. Sheila Aggarwal-Khan, Director, Economy Division, UNEP,

For Fund Administrative Agent Issues

Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Bureau for Management Services, United Nations Development Programme; Fax: +1 212 906 6990;  

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