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OIG audit in Guinea-Bissau questions whether PBF is possible where performance data are not reliable

14 Oct 2014
Investigations in Mali and Ghana uncover some misuse of grant funds

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) says that its recent audit of grants to Guinea-Bissau raises questions about the suitability of performance-based funding in countries where performance data are not reliable.

“The expectations for reporting, management and oversight placed on fragile states by the Global Fund have not been realistic,” the OIG said.

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OIG identifies irregularities in the implementation of HIV grants to Kazakhstan

20 Jan 2014
PR has promised to reimburse the amount involved, $105,227

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) into three HIV grants in Kazakhstan administered by the principal recipient, the Republican Center for Prophylactics and Control of AIDS (RCAIDS), has found evidence of attempted misappropriation, misuse of grant funds, misrepresentation and anti-competitive and collusive practices.

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OIG Investigation in Georgia Reveals That Two Suppliers Conspired to Obtain Contracts

15 Jun 2013
Suppliers were assisted by the PR, OIG says
PR denies the allegations

The OIG says that is has uncovered “credible and substantial evidence” that two suppliers for programmes supported by Global Fund grants in Georgia worked together to steer contracts to each other, and that they were assisted in this effort by several staff members of the principal recipient (PR).

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Major Improvements Needed in Management of Grants to India, OIG Audit Finds

13 May 2013
Audit revealed instances of non-compliance with grant agreements
HIV programmes said to be performing generally well

Major improvements are needed in the management and implementation of Global Fund grants in India. This is the main conclusion of an audit of 10 grants to India undertaken by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

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The Elephant and the Mouse

18 Apr 2013

by Bernard Rivers

I was recently invited by a university in the UK to serve as a visiting fellow for most of this year while conducting research on the Global Fund. I have to raise my own funding for this project, so the only advantage of the fellowship is that it provides a label to hang round my neck. But that’s exactly what I wanted, so I accepted with thanks.

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Alliance India Conducts Mock OIG Audit Exercise

27 Feb 2013

In 2012, the India HIV/AIDS Alliance (Alliance India) conducted an exercise to prepare itself and its sub-recipients (SRs) and sub-sub-recipients (SSRs) for an audit by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Alliance India is the principal recipient (PR) for a Round 9 HIV grant worth about $25 million.

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OIG Releases Reports on Audits in Namibia and Kyrgyzstan, and on a Diagnostic Review in the Caribbean

11 Oct 2012
The OIG noted both programmatic achievements and grant management deficiencies
For Namibia, the OIG said $2.2 million should be repaid

On 2 October 2012, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released three reports, two on audits conducted in Namibia and Kyrgyzstan, and one on a diagnostic review undertaken at the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM).

Namibia

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OIG Audit in Mozambique Identifies Serious Weaknesses in One PR: the Ministry of Health

9 Oct 2012
Says control environment has not improved in eight years
MOH, other stakeholders, agree to steps to address the problems

According to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), in the short to medium term the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Mozambique may not be able to meet the strict requirements of the Global Fund due to limitations in capacity. The MOH is principal recipient (PR) for three active grants, one for each disease.

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OIG Releases Reports on Audits and a Diagnostic Review in Four Countries

1 Oct 2012
$3.3 million in unsupported expenditures in one country need to be repaid
PRs, CCMs are taking steps to address weaknesses identified by the OIG

Within the last month, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released four reports, three on audits conducted in Angola, Mozambique and Senegal, and one on a diagnostic review undertaken in Myanmar.

In its reports, the OIG did not identify any instances of misappropriation of funds. However, in the Mozambique audit, the OIG said that some issues “call for further investigation” and are being pursued.

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OIG Releases Report on Audit of Grants to Malawi

7 Sep 2012
Most of the OIG recommendations are already being implemented
Ineligible and unsupported expenditures of $3.9 million identified; Malawi has agreed to refund at least $3.3 million

Malawi has secured positive outcomes and achievements with Global Fund grants but needs to address weaknesses in grant administration, procurement and supplies management, and financial management, an audit report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has said.

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