Grant Implementation

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Conflict in Syria Is Disrupting Implementation of Global Fund Grants

7 May 2013
The PR, UNDP, has made several adjustments

The current conflict in Syria has severely affected implementation of Global Fund grants in that country. Adjustments have been made and one grant has been reprogrammed to achieve the desired results, according to Fabien Lefrancois, a spokesman for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the principal recipient (PR) for the grants.

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France Undertakes an Evaluation of Its “Contribution” to the Global Fund

2 May 2013
Evaluation will help guide France concerning how it manages its contribution
Challenges of the new funding model will also be studied

The Foreign Ministry of France is undertaking an evaluation of the French “contribution” to the Global Fund. France wants to assess the extent to which Global Fund grants promote France’s development objectives and priorities. The evaluation will also assess the challenges faced by the Global Fund in introducing its new funding model.

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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

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Explanation of the Broad Elements of the New Funding Model Adopted by the Board

20 Sep 2012
Two funding streams envisaged
Board decision was a compromise among groups with differing perspectives

Editor’s Note: This explanation of the broad elements of the new funding model is based on the decision point adopted by the Board. Not everything in the decision point is clear, so this explanation includes some interpretation by Aidspan. Readers are advised to check with the Global Fund Secretariat if they have questions.

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Process Launched to Select Next Board Chair and Vice-Chair

15 Sep 2012

The Global Fund Board has begun the process of selecting its next Chair and Vice-Chair. The terms of the current Chair (Simon Bland) and Vice-Chair (Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng) will come to end following the May 2013 Board meeting.

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Global Fund Provides Results of Eligibility Screening for TFM Proposals

27 Aug 2012
No applicants were screened out

As it has done for past rounds of funding, the Global Fund Secretariat assessed all proposals submitted under the Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM) to ensure they met the minimum requirements for coordinating mechanisms and non-CCM proposals. There were 61 proposals from 48 applicants. All 61 proposals were deemed to be eligible; none were screened out.

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Rwanda’s Health Minister Calls for More Donations to Global Fund

27 Aug 2012

Many of the world’s largest economies are not fulfilling their financial pledges to the Global Fund, according to Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s health minister.

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Report Identifies Challenges in Grant Implementation

27 Aug 2012
Secretariat urged to set up communications protocols and performance pledges

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:

5.

Numbers of Services Provided and People Reached Up Sharply Again in 2011

10 Jan 2012

The Global Fund is continuing to experience solid growth in terms of services provided and the numbers of people reached through programmes supported by the Fund, even as reduced estimates of available resources are forcing the Fund to tighten its belt.

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Should the Global Fund Try to Recover All "Losses"?, Sub-Committee Asks

16 Dec 2011

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"

 

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