The Technical Evaluation Reference Group, or TERG, submitted its report to the Global Fund Board ahead of its 38th meeting on 14-15 November. The report principally provided updates on the TERG’s Strategic Review 2017 and the launch of prospective country evaluations. In addition, the report mentioned the establishment of a TERG Documents Procedure, which provides a framework for making TERG documents available to the public again.
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TERG report to Global Fund Board highlights the TERG’s Strategic Review 2017 and prospective country evaluations
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“The Global Fund provides strong leadership for the response to HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria…. The Fund fully meets the requirements of an effective multilateral organization. It is fit for purpose and able to adapt to future needs.”
Aidspan has released a report on a rapid external independent review of its role as watchdog for the Global Fund. The review assessed the current and potential future roles of Aidspan, taking into account new concepts and models for the watchdog function globally; the views of watchdog funders and Aidspan users; and changes at the Global Fund and the wider environment in which Aidspan operates.
Georgia’s concept notes for both HIV and TB are closely reflecting the priorities identified in their national strategic plans, a recent WHO evaluation has found, but must ensure that more interventions focus on improving case detection rates for the two diseases.
Aidspan has launched its biennial readership survey for readers of its flagship publication, Global Fund Observer, seeking to understand the broad interests and needs of its nearly 9,000 subscribers from more than 170 countries.
The Foreign Ministry of France is undertaking an evaluation of the French “contribution” to the Global Fund. France wants to assess the extent to which Global Fund grants promote France’s development objectives and priorities. The evaluation will also assess the challenges faced by the Global Fund in introducing its new funding model.
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."