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Global Fund makes significant progress on Strategy implementation during a busy year of grant-making

16 Nov 2017
However, timelines and resources have been squeezed in the process

A report prepared for the Board meeting on 14-15 November in Geneva, Switzerland provided an update on the implementation of activities under the objectives and sub-objectives of the Global Fund’s 2017-2022 Strategy. For each sub-objective, the report described the progress achieved to date, as well as key challenges and risks, and future plans. In addition, the report identified the key performance indicator (KPI) tied to each sub-objective.

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Report of the Global Fund’s Interim E.D. touches on AMAs, supply chain management and other topics

15 Nov 2017
Marijke Wijnroks calls for more realistic targets and deliverables for AMAs

“We need to work with the OIG more on AMAs [agreed management actions] to try to make the timelines and deliverables more realistic,” Marijke Wijnroks says in her progress report to the Board.

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Bangladesh’s “ambitious, but realistic” TB funding request to the Global Fund receives positive reviews

6 Nov 2017
The two grants will expand case finding interventions, upgrade diagnostics and scale-up a public-private mix approach to TB

The TB funding request submitted by the Bangladesh CCM received positive reviews from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). The two grants emanating from the request were approved by the Board on 17 October. A total of $110.9 million was approved, reflecting the total TB allocation for Bangladesh of $97.9 million and an additional $13.0 million in catalytic matching funds.

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Global Fund expresses concern over Benin’s plan to shift funds away from HIV and malaria towards an RSSH funding request

23 Oct 2017
Secretariat decides to leave program split decision open until the RSSH proposal is received
Size of salary incentives linked to grant performance ratings

When it reviewed the funding requests from Benin, the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) and the Technical Review Panel (TRP) expressed serious concerns about what they perceived as gaps in Benin’s HIV and malaria programs – which, they said, were partly due to the decision of the country coordinating mechanism (CCM) to shift some of its allocation towards an RSSH funding request.

The original allocation for Benin was as follows:

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Malawi’s TB/HIV grants approved by the Global Fund do not differ much from the funding request

23 Oct 2017
The TRP requested only minimal clarifications

The two TB/HIV grants to Malawi which the Board approved on 17 October do not differ significantly from the funding request, which was submitted on 20 March 2017. GFO detailed the contents of the request in an article in GFO 316 on 19 July.

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New publications on civil society and communities

19 Sep 2017

Two new publications from ICASO and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV may be interest to our readers:

How Civil Society and Communities Can Engage in the Global Fund Grant-Making Processes

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OIG sees improvement in the Global Fund’s grant-making processes, but identifies delays in implementing system enhancements

31 May 2017
Delays could affect the Secretariat’s ability to sign grants on time

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.

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Key population networks call for strengthening engagement in grant-making and implementation

3 Apr 2017
New study offers recommended actions to enhance “meaningful community engagement”

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.

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Global Fund releases new resources related to the applications process

27 Feb 2017
Applicant Handbook and Funding Request Status Tracker now available

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.

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La FAQ donne plus d'informations sur le processus de demande de subventions pour la période 2017 à 2019

9 Nov 2016

Le Fonds mondial a récemment publié une

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