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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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OIG audit of public sector grants to Tanzania uncovers many of the same problems that were identified in a 2009 audit

11 Feb 2016

In an audit of how public sector grants to Tanzania have been managed, the Office of the Inspector General handed out poor grades across the board. The OIG also said that many of the problems it uncovered had already been identified in an earlier audit in 2009.

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Implementer Group provides a forum where issues of concern to implementers are discussed

12 Jan 2016

Although the Implementer Group is not formally part of the governance structure of the Global Fund Board, it nevertheless plays an important role at and between Board meetings.

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Special arrangements established for funding applications from four Middle East countries and territories

7 Dec 2015

The Global Fund Board has waived certain requirements for processing HIV and TB funding applications from Iraq, Palestine, Syria, and Yemen because of the current political context and challenging operating environments in these countries and territories. The requirements that have been waived relate to country coordinating mechanism eligibility, counterpart financing, and willingness to pay.

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Main decisions made at Board meeting

18 Nov 2015

On 16-17 November 2015, the Global Fund Board held its 34th meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. GFO was present, with observer status.

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