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OIG Rates Management of Grants in Republic of Congo As “Not Satisfactory”

3 Jun 2013
Expenditures of $3.7 million not adequately supported, OIG says

The management and implementation of Global Fund grants in the Republic of the Congo is “not satisfactory.” This is the main conclusion of an audit of five grants to the Republic of Congo undertaken by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

4.

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).

3.

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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Government of Azerbaijan Increases Funding for HIV, TB and Malaria As Several Donors Pull Out

29 Mar 2013
Sustainability of the programmes are nevertheless threatened, OIG says
Diagnostic review finds a mix of good practices and weaknesses or risks

The Government of Azerbaijan has stepped up its funding for HIV, TB and malaria as a result of the departure or anticipated departure of several donors. The government has started funding opiate substitution therapy (OST) and has begun procuring antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), sufficient to meet 20% of the national need.

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Revised Charter Clarifies That the OIG’s Role Does Not Include Evaluating Programme Impact

28 Mar 2013
No change in the section of the charter on publishing OIG reports but, separately, the Fund is reviewing its disclosure policy
Revised terms of reference for the Inspector General adopted

Changes to the charter of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) adopted by the Global Fund Board specify that when the OIG conducts country audits, it will not evaluate programme impact.

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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.

1.

Fund Reverses Demand that Former Philippines PR Repay $1.77 Million

21 Nov 2012
Tropical Disease Foundation had five grants terminated in 2009
TDF may implement grants in future

The Global Fund has reversed a demand that it imposed three years ago that the Tropical Disease Foundation (TDF), a principal recipient (PR) in the Philippines, repay the Fund $1.77 million of grant money.

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OIG Releases Reports on Three Audits and Two Investigations

4 Nov 2012
The investigation in Djibouti revealed some fraud
The investigation in South Africa found no evidence of fraud, misappropriation or mismanagement

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released five new reports – three on audits in Bangladesh, Djibouti and Ghana, and two on investigations in Djibouti and South Africa. All five reports are dated 29 October 2012.

Bangladesh

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OIG Cites Good Practices in CARICOM HIV Grant

24 Oct 2012
Says grant is a good model of how a regional grant can benefit small island states

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found much to admire in its diagnostic review of a Round 9 HIV grant to the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM). The OIG said that it had observed many good management and programme practices in the implementation of the grant, and that the grant was a good model of how a regional grant should work in small island states.

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OIG Releases Report on Diagnostic Review for Gambia Grants

17 Oct 2012
Good practices observed among the PRs, but some weaknesses in administration identified
Report is critical of CCM, LFA

There are several good practices in the implementation of Global Fund grants in Gambia, but there are also weaknesses in financial management, procurement and supplies management, and oversight, according to a diagnostic review carried out by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

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