Global Fund Board
Concerns have been raised by civil society organisations (CSOs) about the process being followed to develop a new funding model for the Global Fund, and about the fact that most of the discussions have focused on formulas for allocating funding.
The Developing Countries NGO Delegation on the Global Fund Board has released a report on challenges in grant implementation. The report is based on input collected in March 2012 from implementers in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The report identified 14 challenges, including the following:
The following tables provide the results of the Global Fund Board’s decisions on the proposals submitted under the Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM). Table 1 covers the country-based proposals, and Table 2 the regional proposals.
Table 1: TFM results, by country
The Global Fund Board has approved 45 proposals submitted under the Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM) with a two-year upper ceiling worth $419.8 million. The Board has conditionally approved a further 11 proposals for a two-year upper ceiling worth $91.2 million. The total two-year upper ceiling of approved and conditionally approved proposals is $511 million.
The two sub-Saharan African constituencies on the Global Fund Board have made significant changes to the way their Board representatives are selected and how the constituencies operate. These changes were made at a consultation meeting of two constituencies on 9–11 July in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Editor's Note: In the session on "The Global Fund: The Next 5 Years" at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. on 26 July, Mireille Guigaz, Ambassador of France for the Fight Against HIV and Communicable Diseases, and representative of France on the Global Fund Board, described what she saw as the opportunities, challenges and risks for the Fund.
Report touches on several issues related to the OIG
Sub-committee says that imposing more and more requirements on implementers may cause some of them to "walk away"
Recommendations to be implemented with a goal of avoiding any increases in staffing or administration
Staff managing grants to spend considerably more time in-country