Identifying Secretariat-level impediments to full absorption of Global Fund grant money

3 Oct 2017
Identified roadblocks include conditions precedent and management actions, and policies regarding fixed vs. variable payments and country categorization

According to representatives from the sub-Saharan Africa delegations to the Board, issues at the level of the Global Fund Secretariat contribute to the problems many countries experience with respect to fully absorbing grants. Representatives of the Secretariat respond that they are aware of the concerns the delegations are raising, but point to a need to balance swift disbursements with proper controls.