Fiscal agents reduce financial risks within Global Fund grants but do not build implementer capacity
Fiscal agents have been part of the Global Fund Financial management system in countries with high or moderate fiduciary risks since 2012. According to the Global Fund Guidelines on Financial Risk Management, fiscal agents reduce financial risks originating from weak financial management of principal or sub-recipients of Global Fund grants.
OIG investigation of Global Fund PR in Bangladesh reveals fraud and misuse of funds amounting to about $100,000
Staff from the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) in Bangladesh falsified documents to support training-related expenditures between July 2015 and September 2016, according to an investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The NTP was principal recipient (PR) for a TB grant (BGD-T-NTP) worth $31.7 million.
Bangladesh’s “ambitious, but realistic” TB funding request to the Global Fund receives positive reviews
The TB funding request submitted by the Bangladesh CCM received positive reviews from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). The two grants emanating from the request were approved by the Board on 17 October. A total of $110.9 million was approved, reflecting the total TB allocation for Bangladesh of $97.9 million and an additional $13.0 million in catalytic matching funds.
Between 29 March and 13 April 2016, the Office of the Inspector General published reports on three investigations – one each in India, Guyana and Bangladesh. The OIG identified non-compliant expenditures ranging from $56,966 for a malaria grant in Guyana to $311,637 for a TB grant in Bangladesh. This article provides a brief summary of the OIG’s findings.
Le Fonds mondial continue à faire de lents progrès dans le recouvrement des montants dûs aux fraudes et à la mauvaise utilisation de l’argent des subventions mis à jour par le Bureau de l’Inspecteur général. Depuis la création du Fonds mondial jusqu’au 30 juin 2015, 39,9 millions de dollars ont été récupérés, 34,4 millions de dollars jusqu’au 31 décembre 2014 et 29,2 millions pour la période précédente.
The Global Fund continues to make progress – slowly – in recovering amounts owing due to fraud or improper use of grant monies based on reports by the Office of the Inspector General. From the inception of the Fund to 30 June 2015, $39.9 million has been recovered, compared to $34.4 million six months ago and $29.2 million a year ago.
Engaging with national human rights institutions key to advancing rights of hijra and transgender people
Hoping to seize on momentum begun in Bangladesh in November 2013 with the decision to recognize a third gender on official documents, the Global Fund-supported Multi-Country South Asia HIV Program is working with national human rights institutions alongside civil society to improve the promotion a
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released five new reports – three on audits in Bangladesh, Djibouti and Ghana, and two on investigations in Djibouti and South Africa. All five reports are dated 29 October 2012.
In early July, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its final report on an investigation into Padakhep Manabik Unnayan Kendra (PMUK), a sub-recipient (SR) and a sub-SR for several HIV grants in Bangladesh. The investigation was conducted between May 2011 and March 2012.