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Philippines’ HIV funding request to the Global Fund contains a good mix of prevention and treatment: TRP

7 Nov 2017
However, the country’s matching funds request was sent back for iteration

The Philippines’ HIV funding request was strategically focused with appropriately targeted investments towards HIV prevention programs for key populations, and access to testing and treatment services. This was the conclusion of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) when they reviewed the request.

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The Global Fund is supporting stakeholders in Montenegro to develop a social contracting mechanism

6 Nov 2017
New HIV Law paves the way for additional funding to be allocated to NGOs
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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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Transition readiness assessment finds HIV CSOs are unlikely to survive Global Fund exit from Panama

3 Oct 2017
Nevertheless, the report calls for measures to strengthen CSOs
Panama will submit a joint TB/HIV funding request tailored to transition in February 2018

“It is unlikely that Panama’s HIV-related civil society can effectively survive the exit of the Global Fund or gain a greater foothold as a full partner in [the] planning, implementation and monitoring of the national HIV response.” This is a key finding of the transition readiness assessment (TRA) report commissioned by the Panama country coordinating mechanism (CCM).

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Changes to the role and structure of CCMs likely as the Global Fund develops a CCM evolution plan

22 Aug 2017
Regional consultations set for August and September

The Global Fund has embarked on a process that could see major changes made to the role and structure of country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs). A key part of the process is a series of regional consultations which the Global Fund’s CCM Hub is organizing together with several of the Fund’s partners, including GIZ BACKUP Health, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Initiative 5%.

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Dispute erupts on Moldova CCM; Global Fund Secretariat declines to intervene

22 Aug 2017
One issue is the decision to abandon dual track financing

Six representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) on Moldova’s National Coordination Council for National HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Programs – the body that fulfils the functions of a country coordinating mechanism in Moldova (hereinafter “CCM”) – have appealed to the Global Fund Secretariat to intervene with respect to how the voting was conducted for a decision made on budget allocations and implementation arrangements for an H

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Secretariat to roll out new orientation program for CCMs

17 Apr 2017
The program has both online and face-to-face components

The CCM Hub at the Global Fund Secretariat, in close collaboration with the USAID Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project, has developed a new standardized orientation program for country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs). The purpose of the program is to improve CCM performance by providing members with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities.

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Key population networks call for strengthening engagement in grant-making and implementation

3 Apr 2017
New study offers recommended actions to enhance “meaningful community engagement”

An independent review of the engagement of civil society organizations (CSOs) and key populations in processes related to the Global Fund’s funding model has found significant lapses in inclusion.

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OIG audit of Mozambique grants reveals weaknesses in implementation and supply chain management

13 Mar 2017
Mozambique is a difficult operating environment

An audit into grants to Mozambique undertaken by the Office of the Inspector General has concluded that both grant implementation arrangements and supply chain controls and assurance mechanisms “need significant improvement.”

“Needs significant improvement” is the second lowest rating in the OIG’s four tier rating scheme. The four tiers are effective; partially effective; needs significant improvement; and ineffective.

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Shadow reports on CCM performance flag issues of oversight and conflict of interest

7 Mar 2017
Preliminary results reveal inconsistencies between performance assessments conducted by civil society and the Global Fund

Preliminary results have been released from a civil society shadow reporting initiative on the performance of nine African country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs).

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