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OIG audits of Global Fund grants to Rwanda and Benin raise issues related to data availability and quality
For grants in Rwanda, which follows a results-based financing model, availability of good and reliable data is especially critical
Global Fund grant to Ukraine finds treatment success for multidrug-resistant TB with two-pronged approach
Combining social and medical support achieves better treatment outcomes
According to the WHO, Ukraine remains a country with a high TB burden, and in 2014 it became one of the five countries with the highest burdens of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in the world.
Outcomes-based financing approach could reduce the risks associated with innovation
Part 2 of a 3-part series
In the beginning, there was performance-based funding. It was the outcomes-based mechanism of choice for the Global Fund and forms the foundation on which the Global Fund’s grant architecture was built. The idea was simple. Release funding in tranches, whereby recipients were required to reach specific targets before the rest of the grant would be disbursed.
Secretariat agrees that more work is needed
Neither the Global Fund Secretariat nor Ethiopia have the necessary systems in place to allow for a national financing strategy model to be implemented at this time. This is the conclusion of a pre-implementation review commissioned by the Secretariat and conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The review was conducted between September and November 2014. A report on the review was released on 25 February 2015.