In raising concerns about the ability of countries to achieve full absorption of Global Fund grants, delegations from the African constituencies on the Global Fund Board pointed to a range of challenges they said need to be addressed, including several that consistently appear at the country level.
Incapacité à absorber les crédits du Fonds mondial : les circonscriptions africaines tirent la sonnette d’alarme
Du fait d’obstacles rencontrés tant au niveau du Secrétariat que des pays, de nombreux récipiendaires de subventions du Fonds mondial ne sont pas en mesure d’absorber entièrement leurs crédits et tirent la sonnette d’alarme sur les réductions de la couverture et de la qualité des services qui en résultent.
Impediments at both the Secretariat and country level are leaving many Global Fund recipients unable to fully absorb their funding, and are raising alarms over the resulting reductions in service coverage and quality. This is the first of a three-part series in which we discuss some of the reasons behind these absorption failures, as well as some of the solutions that are being proposed.
In an audit of grants to Côte d’Ivoire, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) rated grant implementation arrangements as being “partially effective”; and supply chain controls and assurance mechanisms as “needing significant improvement.”
The OIG uses a four-tier rating system: Effective; Partially effective; Needs significant improvement; and Ineffective.
À première vue, il semble que le processus d'ajustement qualitatif pour les allocations de la période 2017/2019 soit plus simple que le processus utilisé pour les allocations 2014/2016.
Last June, when the Strategy Committee approved the qualitative adjustment process for 2017-2019 allocations (see GFO article), it also approved the parameters that are being used to make the adjustments in Stage 1 (epidemiological considerations) and Stage 2 (holistic adjustment – primarily absorption and impact).
At first glance, it may appear that the qualitative adjustment process for the 2017-2019 allocations is simpler than the process used for the 2014-2016 allocations. But, in the final analysis, it is probably every bit as complicated.
Over the past year, the Global Fund and many of its partner organizations have been actively collaborating on an Implementation Through Partnership (ITP) project to support countries that are encountering problems implementing grants. The problems include grants starting late; grants falling behind schedule; and grants having difficulty absorbing all of the financing they have been awarded.