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Challenges remain in the "inherent structure and paradigm" of the Global Fund, study says

6 Feb 2018
"Lack of country offices has many negative downstream effects

Despite the reforms that are associated with the new funding model (NFM), challenges remain “in the inherent structure and paradigm of the Global Fund.” The lack of country offices has many negative downstream effects, including having to rely on in-country partners, and ineffective coordination of in-country activities.

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Global Fund expresses concern over Benin’s plan to shift funds away from HIV and malaria towards an RSSH funding request

23 Oct 2017
Secretariat decides to leave program split decision open until the RSSH proposal is received
Size of salary incentives linked to grant performance ratings

When it reviewed the funding requests from Benin, the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) and the Technical Review Panel (TRP) expressed serious concerns about what they perceived as gaps in Benin’s HIV and malaria programs – which, they said, were partly due to the decision of the country coordinating mechanism (CCM) to shift some of its allocation towards an RSSH funding request.

The original allocation for Benin was as follows:

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Despite reservations, the Global Fund Board authorizes the Secretariat to sign agreement with the World Bank

4 May 2017
Agreement covers the performance-based funding project in the DRC

The Board has authorized the Secretariat to enter into an “Administration Agreement” with the World Bank for the performance-based funding (PBF) project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At first glance, this may not seem particularly newsworthy. But there are some unusual circumstances surrounding this agreement.

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Fund explores next generation financing models

21 Jan 2016
The Global Fund is co-chairing a working group with the CGD
No commitments have so far been made

The Global Fund is cautiously exploring the idea of introducing one or more next generation financing models. These are models where the basis for payments to implementers is changed from expenses (the way the Fund currently operates) to outputs, outcomes, or impact.

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Global Fund Deserves Credit for Implementing Major Reforms, but Challenges Remain

25 Jul 2013
Donor confidence has been restored; some issues remain unresolved

By David Garmaise and Kate Macintyre

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Global Fund Approves Phase 2 of Republic of Congo TB Grant Despite Mediocre Phase 1 Performance

11 Apr 2013
Case detection and treatment success rates were low

A number of strategic high-impact activities were not implemented during Phase 1 of a Round 8 TB grant in the Republic of Congo, and a significant portion of the budget was not spent, according to the Global Fund’s Grant Renewals Panel. Nevertheless, the Global Fund Board has approved new funding of $234,687 for Phase 2 of the grant. The overall Phase 2 budget recommended by the panel was approximately $2 million.

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Global Fund Board Approves Design of New Funding Model

16 Nov 2012
No significant changes from what was proposed by the SIIC
Model will not be fully implemented until 2014

The Global Fund Board has approved a design for the new funding model, though some elements of the design will require further work. The Board has also approved a transition phase for 2013 as a way of testing various elements of the new model. The full model will not likely be rolled out until 2014.

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Aidspan Reviews an Academic Study on Performance of Global Fund TB Grants

2 Sep 2011

A new publication from Aidspan reviews a published academic study on the factors influencing the performance of Global Fund-supported tuberculosis (TB) grants. The review was written for Aidspan by Dr David McCoy.

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Australian Panel Calls for Significant Increase in Contributions to the Global Fund

9 Aug 2011

Meanwhile, the Netherlands announces its pledge; Germany clarifies its conditions; and Italy is asked to reconfirm its commitment

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John Parsons, the Global Fund's Inspector General

14 Jul 2010

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.

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