governance

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Board Leadership welcomes the OIG review on Global Fund governance

6 Nov 2018
Several measures have been taken since the Governance Action Plan was developed in response to the review

In an article in GFO 344 published on 17 October 2018, we reported on the contents of the advisory review on governance conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). We also reported on measures in the Global Fund’s Governance Action Plan which was developed in response to the advisory review.

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Global Fund releases report on the 2017 OIG advisory review on governance

16 Oct 2018
Publication of the report was delayed until a Governance Action Plan could be completed

The OIG has released a report on an advisory review it completed in 2017 on governance at the Global Fund as executed by the Board and its committees.

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OIG releases reports on investigations into Global Fund grants in Papua New Guinea, Nigeria and Eswatini

3 Sep 2018
Reports detail misappropriation of funds in Nigeria, fraudulent diversion of funds in Eswatini, and non-compliant expenditures in Papua New Guinea

Between 10 July and 20 August 2018, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released reports on three different investigations into Global Fund grants in Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, and the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland).

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Quality of service issues persist in Global Fund grants to government implementers in Tanzania: OIG

24 Apr 2018
Men who have sex with men continue to face problems accessing services

A follow-up audit of three grants to Tanzania has found that although Tanzania continues to make progress against the three diseases, quality of service issues persist, particularly in the HIV program. The audit also found that men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to face major barriers accessing services.

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Global Fund Secretariat briefs the Board on outcomes of regional consultations on CCMs

16 Nov 2017
Three CCM maturity levels identified: Basic Governance, Program Oversight and Strategic Engagement

Going into the regional consultations on country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs), the Global Fund was proposing to adopt a differentiated approach to the role and structure of CCMs. They said that instead of having one standard model for all countries, as at present, there should be several models based on country size and operational context.

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Non-voting seat for new public donors created on Global Fund Board

15 Nov 2017
Seen as an interim measure; Board size and voting rules are unchanged

The Global Fund Board has voted to amend its Bylaws to convert the non-voting seat on the Board currently reserved for a Swiss citizen residing in Switzerland to one reserved for “one representative of public donors which are currently not part of a voting donor constituency but have each pledged a contribution of as least $10 million in the current replenishment cycle.” The Board also asked the Secretariat to invite these donors to join this

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Five strategic themes emerge from the OIG’s audits and investigations of Global Fund grants and processes in 2016

4 May 2017
Service quality heads the list of thematic areas

Five significant strategic themes emerged from the work of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in 2016:

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Secretariat to roll out new orientation program for CCMs

17 Apr 2017
The program has both online and face-to-face components

The CCM Hub at the Global Fund Secretariat, in close collaboration with the USAID Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project, has developed a new standardized orientation program for country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs). The purpose of the program is to improve CCM performance by providing members with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities.

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OIG audit identifies major deficiencies in the implementation of grants to Nigeria

10 May 2016
Ineffective implementation arrangements in a large federal state said to be at the heart of the problem
Secretariat believes that is has implemented measures to adequately minimize the risks

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.

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OIG audit reveals serious weaknesses in management of grants in Uganda

3 Mar 2016
Many of the problems are not new
CSOs call the situation “completely untenable”

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.

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