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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.

4.

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.

3.

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

6.

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.

7.

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).

3.

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

4.

Is There Scope for Risk?

10 Oct 2012
Could someone please call the language police?

Anyone who has scrutinized reports from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will have noticed that in the last couple of years the tone has become less strident and more nuanced. The new tone is welcome, but I have a quibble about some of the new language.

6.

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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