Office of the Inspector General
Malawi has secured positive outcomes and achievements with Global Fund grants but needs to address weaknesses in grant administration, procurement and supplies management, and financial management, an audit report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has said.
In early July, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its final report on an investigation into Padakhep Manabik Unnayan Kendra (PMUK), a sub-recipient (SR) and a sub-SR for several HIV grants in Bangladesh. The investigation was conducted between May 2011 and March 2012.
In the first week of August, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released seven new reports covering audits conducted in Burundi, Malawi and Ukraine; and diagnostic reviews undertaken in Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia and Peru.
Protocol describes how the two entities will collaborate on audits, diagnostic reviews and investigations
Process and timelines for audits spelled out
Conduct of an FPM investigated
Ten country audits, eight diagnostic reviews planned for 2012
"Losses" of $2.6 million identified by the OIG
Two of the PRs dispute some of the OIG's findings
Global Fund audit found some misuse of funds by government PR, media report says
Replacement PRs have been nominated
Nigerian media cite preliminary findings of misuse of grant funds contained in draft OIG audit report
Final audit report has not yet been released
The Global Fund has temporarily frozen disbursements to one principal recipient (PR) in Nigeria, amidst allegations of misappropriation of funds.
The Global Fund Secretariat acknowledges that it has not done all it could have done to systematically tackle issues related to its grant-management processes raised by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). But it says that it has acted quickly and decisively whenever Global Fund monies were at risk.
Global Fund Inspector General John Parsons is a busy man. He is also very determined. He and his staff of 24 are fully booked through the end of 2010 " and he expects the same to be true next year and the year after.