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GFO Live contains news, analysis and commentary articles written by Aidspan about the Global Fund and related issues. The articles appear in GFO Live as we write them. Many of the articles posted here in GFO Live will also appear in the next issue of GFO Newsletter. When GFO Live articles appear in GFO Newsletter, they are removed from GFO Live. All articles in GFO Live contain a comment feature where readers can comment on the article itself and on comments from other readers.

The Global Fund has published an expansive database of country-specific information about allocations under the new funding model (NFM) for the 2014-2016 period.

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A round-up of what is likely to be one of the last rounds of interim and renewal funding approvals by the Global Fund Board as countries transition into the new funding model (NFM).

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The Global Fund is confident it will be able to recover $103 million in funds lost under 47 separate incidents in 41 countries and, going forward, will have an appropriate risk management strategy in place to mitigate future losses.

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The Office of the Inspector General expects to conduct audits in 14 countries in 2014, according to its report to the Global Fund Board.

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A new communications strategy released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) sets an 18-week timeline for audits and a 20-week timeline for investigations. Training for country stakeholders is planned for the third quarter of 2014.

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The need for ethical leadership and a unified organizational culture with a set of overarching values and principles poses a challenge for the Global Fund, according to a consultant hired to develop an ethics and compliance framework.

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France’s 5% initiative offering financial support for national strategies to improve effectiveness of Global Fund grant implementation and administration

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The signing of a results-based financing model in Rwanda marks a new approach for the Global Fund to a more hands-off approach to funding strong partners. The model will provide budget support to the national strategy while rewarding good performance against national targets.

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Zambia and Swaziland have developed an advocacy roadmap to ensure effective implementation of Global Fund grants and have focused on behavior change as a major priority.

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NEWS
Country dialogue: lessons from Zimbabwe
Karanja Kinyanjui
4 Feb 2014

Zimbabwe has shared the process it went through as an early applicant under the new funding model with its successful HIV grant proposal. The experience was shared with other High Impact Africa 2 countries at a regional meeting in Lusaka, Zambia.

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