The OIG last reviewed Malawi in 2010 with that audit being published in August 2012. That audit identified weaknesses in financial management, sub-recipient management, procurement and supply chain management. Malawi has since had to repay $3.3 million of the $36 million it utilized due to findings of improper spending unearthed by a 2012 audit.
L'audit du BIG révèle de graves insuffisances dans la façon dont l'argent des subventions à la RDC est utilisé
If one were to read the message by the Fund’s Executive Director Mark Dybul in an annex to the report of the Office of the Inspector General on its audit in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one would come away with the impression that with some minor exceptions, the Global Fund’s grants to the DRC are performing very well.
An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General has found evidence of systematic embezzlement of program funds, fraudulent practices, and collusion by staff of a sub-recipient for an HIV grant to Nigeria. The OIG released a report on investigation on 3 May.
Despite efforts made the Secretariat and despite significant investments – over $800 million in the past few years – there are still major deficiencies in the Nigeria portfolio’s internal controls, affecting procurement and supply chain management, financial management, and program management.
Les préoccupations récurrentes du Fonds mondial sur les risques et les performances des subventions du portefeuille du Nigéria
Comme c’est souvent le cas lors des réunions du Conseil d’administration, un sujet qui n’était pas au programme officiel était de toutes les discussions de couloir. Lors de la dernière réunion, c’est la méthodologie d’allocation. Cette fois-ci, ce sont les préoccupations concernant les performances des subventions au Nigéria.
As happens at many Board meetings, a topic that was not on the official agenda was prominent in corridor discussions. Last meeting it was the allocations methodology. This meeting it was concerns about the performance of grants to Nigeria.
Aidspan solicited feedback from several entities on the findings of the Office of the Inspector General in its audit on country coordinating mechanisms.
On 28 January 2016, the Global Fund Board confirmed changes to its structure that were approved in principle at its meeting last November (see GFO article). On 4 March, the Board appointed chairs and vice-chairs for the reconstituted committees. The changes and appointments will come into effect on 1 May 2016.
For the second time in a month, the Office of the Inspector General has released a report of an audit into grants to a major recipient of Global Fund money that revealed serious deficiencies in the way the grants have been managed. First, it was Tanzania (see GFO article); this time, it is Uganda.