In general, the report of the High-Level Independent Review Panel (HLP) was well received by people and organisations that commented publicly. However, concerns were expressed about some of the Panel's recommendations. This article provides a summary of the reaction. Links have been provided to the full texts.
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GFO is planning a lengthy Commentary on the High-Level Panel report, its recommendations, and the response by the Global Fund to those recommendations.
A new publication from Aidspan reviews a published academic study on the factors influencing the performance of Global Fund-supported tuberculosis (TB) grants. The review was written for Aidspan by Dr David McCoy.
Global Fund's CCM Manager Expresses Disappointment with GFO Commentaries on CCMs
This article contains three excerpts from Volume 2 of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 11 Applications to the Global Fund" (see previous article).
Excerpt #1: Describing the country's national disease programme
Aidspan survey finds that most respondents rate GFO highly, but many have suggestions for how it can be improved
In GFO 155, on 9 August, we wrote that the Global Fund's mid-term replenishment meeting will likely be held in Australia in March. We have been asked by an Australian Government official to state that at this time, the Australian Government has made no commitment to host the mid-term replenishment meeting.
Volume 2 includes guidance on filling out the proposal forms
Aidspan plans to release the English version of Volume 2 of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 11 Applications to the Global Fund" within a few days of the launch of Round 11 (which is scheduled for 15 August). Volume 2 will include guidance on many of the questions on both the regular proposal form and the new common health systems strengthening (HSS) proposal form.
TRP's Report on Round 10 Provides Clues to What Applicants Should Include in Their Round 11 Proposals
Here is a question for consultants and committees writing proposals for Round 11: Would you like to know now what the Technical Review Panel (TRP) wants to see in the proposals when it reviews them early in 2012?