Donation from Spain in new debt swap
Audit of Global Fund grants to Mali reveals significant progress in financial management and quality of services
OIG reports good progress in implementing Global Fund grants to Ethiopia, but several problems remain
Global Fund shows significant progress in reducing financial risks, but challenges remain in implementing some key interventions, OIG says
Audits conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to date in 2017 reveal steady improvements in the Global Fund, both at the Secretariat and country levels, and also continuing challenges in some areas. This is the central theme of the OIG’s progress report prepared for the Board meeting just concluded in Geneva.
The Global Fund has agreed to accept in-kind payment in lieu of cash for $27.4 million in recoveries owed by Ghana. The in-kind payment consists of reforms that Ghana must implement in order for the country deliver its Supply Chain Master Plan. This is the first time that the Fund has agreed to such an arrangement.
Problems operationalizing safeguards to mitigate financial risks create delays in implementing Global Fund’s malaria grant to Cambodia, OIG says
OIG audit of two Global Fund grants to Guinea finds significant weaknesses in supply chain management
Although Guinea has made significant progress in the fight against the three diseases, despite a challenging operating environment, there are significant weaknesses in supply chain management and there are areas related to managing grant implementation that require improvement. These were the findings of an audit of Global Fund grants to Guinea conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The Global Fund’s anti-corruption initiative, the I Speak Out Now! campaign, is now into its second phase. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage grant implementers and the Secretariat to denounce fraud, abuse and human rights violations in programs financed by the Fund.
According to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), in-country supply chain mechanisms are neither adequate nor effective in ensuring that the right products are delivered in the correct quantities and condition, at the right place and time, and for the best value cost.
The Global Fund is developing a comprehensive supply chain strategy that will define a scope of responsibility, oversight, and necessary initiatives to address supply chain challenges.