Global Fund Will Issue Statement on Funding About the Time Round 11 Is Launched
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Procedures are tightened
LFA required to do regular spot checks of SRs
The Global Fund is making some changes to the way the Secretariat manages grants. A new "country team approach" is being adopted, initially in 13 countries, but it will encompass a further 29 countries by the second quarter of 2011.
Failure to comply with any of the eligibility requirements may lead to a Round 10 proposal being categorised as ineligible by the Global Fund Secretariat. Ineligible proposals will not be forwarded to the Technical Review Panel (TRP) for review.
The Global Fund is seeking applications from experts willing to join the Technical Review Panel (TRP) Support Pool. It is from the support pool, which usually consists of about 80 persons, that the Global Fund periodically selects people to fill vacancies on the TRP.
An independent working group convened by the US-based Center for Global Development has published a 43-page report recommending seven tasks that the new Executive Director of the Global Fund should focus on.
The board of the Global Fund will choose the new Executive Director on Tuesday, October 31, from a short-list of five people chosen by a board committee from among 334 candidates.
Representatives of over twenty donor governments met in Durban yesterday and today for a Mid-Term Review of the first "Replenishment" period of the Global Fund, covering 2006-7. The primary purpose of the meeting was for donors to receive presentations from the Secretariat regarding the Fund's progress thus far.
Round 5 could be the most expensive round of Global Fund grants ever, according to data released by the Global Fund. Preliminary estimates by the Secretariat suggest that the cost of the first two years of grants under Round 5 might be $1.25 billion, compared with the previous estimate of $1.0 billion.
The Global Fund has made its fiftieth decision regarding whether to approve a grant for extension beyond the first two years, known as "Phase 2 Renewal."
As reported above, the Global Fund Secretariat provides confidential Grant Scorecards to board members during consideration of "Phase 2 renewal" of grants that are approaching the end of their second year.