OIG sees improvement in the Global Fund’s grant-making processes, but identifies delays in implementing system enhancements
The Office of the Inspector General’s second audit in three years of the Global Fund’s grant-making processes has found that many of the risks identified in the original audit have been addressed. However, the OIG said, implementation of systems enhancements has been delayed, which may affect the ability of the Fund to sign grants on time.
An independent review of the engagement of civil society organizations (CSOs) and key populations in processes related to the Global Fund’s funding model has found significant lapses in inclusion.
The Global Fund has released two resources which will be of interest to persons involved in the applications process – an Applicant Handbook, designed to support applicants in the preparation of funding requests for the 2017-2019 funding cycle; and a Funding Request Status Tracker. This article provides information on both resources.
La FAQ donne plus d'informations sur le processus de demande de subventions pour la période 2017 à 2019
Applicant experiences in the second wave of regional concept notes (RCNs) improved over last year, but challenges remain for the process.
The Secretariat has provided an update on the new funding model to the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee and the Financial and Operational Performance Committee. The update has not been made public but Aidspan has received permission to report on its contents. The Secretariat also provided Aidspan with additional information for this article.
Current risk management processes are inefficient and ineffective in supporting the identification of risks during grant-making. This is a critical weakness because grant-making aims to identify and pre-empt potential implementation challenges so that implementers “hit the ground running” once grants are signed.
While grant-making under the new funding model is better than it was under the rounds-based system, there are still many inefficiencies caused by cumbersome processes at the Secretariat level, duplicated documentation, and inadequate systems.