Despite additional safeguard measures, performance of Chad’s Global Fund HIV and TB grants are not improving, OIG says
In a report on its audit of Global Fund grants in the Republic of Chad, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said that additional safeguard measures have helped “to reduce, but not sufficiently mitigate, significant financial and programmatic risks,” raising questions about the effectiveness of the technical assistance provided by the Gl
Extensions to the Global Fund’s existing HIV and TB grants to Nigeria will be funded from the 2017–2019 allocations
As mentioned elsewhere in this issue, the Board has approved 18-month costed extensions for two HIV and two TB grants to Nigeria.
A 2016 audit report on grants to Nigeria spelled out seven agreed management actions, or AMAs, which the Secretariat agreed to undertake to address the problems highlighted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Recently, Aidspan received an update on the status of the AMAs from Mark Edington, Head of the Grant Management Division (GMD) and his colleagues.
An audit of Global Fund grants to Kenya has found that the management of financial and fiduciary risks, and the management of health services and products risks has been generally effective.
However, the OIG said that there was room for improvement in the management of programmatic and performance risks, as well as governance, oversight and management risks. (In OIG parlance, these were rated “partial plan to become effective.”)