2.

A Critique of the Global Fund's Consolidated Transformation Plan

15 Dec 2011

In a bid to survive its suddenly increased difficulties in getting adequate funding, the Global Fund Board approved an extensive and far-reaching Comprehensive Transformation Plan (CTP) at its meeting in Accra, Ghana on 20-21 November 2011. The CTP seeks to strengthen oversight, risk management and fiduciary control measures throughout the Global Fund system, especially at country level.

3.

Board Releases Summary of Board Meeting on the Report of the High-Level Panel

13 Oct 2011

Recommendations to be implemented with a goal of avoiding any increases in staffing or administration

Staff managing grants to spend considerably more time in-country

6.

New Tools for Integrating Drug Use Initiatives and CSS in Proposals

13 Oct 2011

Briefing notes on how to integrate drug use initiatives in Round 11 proposals

The International Harm Reduction Network has produced briefing notes for Round 11 applicants on how to integrate initiatives related to drug use into their proposals The briefing notes, which are available in English and Russian, cover five topics:

2.

Global Fund Board Accepts Most of the Recommendations of the High-Level Panel

28 Sep 2011

Consolidated Transformation Plan to be developed by November 2011

Several recommendations to be implemented immediately

1.

High Level Panel Releases Report Recommending Major Changes to the Global Fund

20 Sep 2011

A High Level Panel led by former President Mogae of Botswana and former US Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt has recommended in its report, released yesterday, that the Global Fund make some major changes in its structure and working methods.

2.

High Level Panel Expresses Strong Opinions On Many Global Fund Issues

20 Sep 2011

The High Level Panel wrote a report that is full of strong, clear and blunt opinions. Some detailed excerpts are provided in Articles 3, 4 and 5 below. Some highlights from those excerpts are provided here:

3.

Excerpts From the High Level Panel's Introductory Overview on &quot;<i>The Global Fund in the New Economic Reality&quot;</i>

20 Sep 2011

Noble Purpose and Positive Results

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is the largest and most important of what some observers have called "The New Multilaterals"...

4.

Selections From the High Level Panel's Detailed Comments

20 Sep 2011

The High Level Panel studied eight "layers" of the Global Fund system:

5.

Excerpts From the High Level Panel's Recommendations

20 Sep 2011

The High Level Panel made six broad recommendations:

1.

Global Fund to Resume Disbursements for Grants to China

2 Sep 2011

Discussions continue on concerns raised by the Fund

The Global Fund has lifted the temporary freeze on disbursements for its grants to China. However, not all of the concerns raised by the Global Fund when it imposed the freeze on China's HIV grant in November 2010, and other grants in May 2011, have been resolved. Discussions are continuing.

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