Aidspan

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Aidspan releases new strategic plan for 2016-2018

9 Jan 2016
Plan is based on an external review and other factors
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New Aidspan paper explores the role of the local fund agent (LFA)

11 Jun 2014
Evolving responsibilities include risk management, accountability and effective oversight of grant implementation at country level

Aidspan on 11 June released a new paper on the evolving role of the local fund agent (LFA) in the Global Fund's ecology, specifically in relation to in-country oversight of grant implementation.

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Aidspan publishes guide to the new funding model

6 May 2014

Aidspan in late April published its latest guide: Understanding the New Funding Model, now available for download on the Aidspan website at www.aidspan.org. French, Spanish and Russian editions will be available by 1 June.

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Aidspan launches biennial readership survey for Global Fund Observer (GFO)

6 May 2014
The periodic survey will help understand the evolving needs of readers

Aidspan has launched its biennial readership survey for readers of its flagship publication, Global Fund Observer, seeking to understand the broad interests and needs of its nearly 9,000 subscribers from more than 170 countries.

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Integration of TB and HIV programs in high burden countries both necessary and beneficial, experts say

18 Feb 2014
How to get the two programs working together among anticipated challenges

Forty-one countries will from 2014 be required by the Global Fund to submit joint TB-HIV concept notes under the new funding model in what experts in both fields consider to be necessary and beneficial but also challenging to implement.

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Aidspan launches survey of conflict of interest within country coordination mechanisms

21 Jan 2014

Aidspan is pleased to launch a research paper (available here) highlighting some of the main areas of conflict of interest within country coordination mechanisms that can compromise the process of principal recipient selection or grant implementation.

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Aidspan Launches Pledges and Contributions Pages

26 Nov 2013

Aidspan has officially launched a new data analysis tool designed to provide comprehensive information about historical and current pledges and contributions to the Global Fund.

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More Information on the Global Fund’s New CCM Performance Assessments

26 Nov 2013

CCMs will from 2014 be required to conduct an annual self-assessment using a new Eligibility and Performance Assessment Tool to determine whether they are compliant with the Global Fund’s minimum requirements and minimum standards and to assess how well they are functioning.

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Former General Manager Reflects on His Time with the Fund

19 Jun 2013
Jaramillo says deficiencies in financial management at the Secretariat were underestimated
“Transformation has produced a more disciplined and effective Secretariat”

Gabriel Jaramillo, who was a member of the High-Level Panel and who served as the Global Fund’s General Manager from February 2012 to January 2013, has provided the Board with some reflections on his time working with the Fund.

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Gabriel Jaramillo Says Major Changes to Governance Are Needed

19 Jun 2013
Board should not be micro-managing, former GM says
“Committee meetings that stretch over several days are not meetings, they are conferences”

The current governance structures at the Global Fund are inadequate for a big and complex financial institution, former General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo says. Mr Jaramillo, who was a member of the High-Level Panel and who served as the Global Fund’s General Manager from February 2012 to January 2013, recently provided the Board with some reflections on his time working with the Fund.

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