Despite a 2016 strategic initiative to reallocate Secretariat staff for countries with smaller (Focused) portfolios to countries with larger (Core or High Impact) portfolios, and to reduce the administrative burden on Focused portfolios, “grant management processes and procedures in Focused portfolios remain largely the same” as for the larger portfolios.
According to the Technical Review Panel (TRP), integration, both across the three diseases as well as more broadly to other health services such as RMNCAH (reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health) –– a priority articulated in the Global Fund Strategy 2017–2022 –– is lacking in funding requests.
The end-2016 data on the Global Fund’s corporate key performance indicators (KPIs) show good results for most of the KPIs, including two where the Fund showed particularly strong performance. The targets for 10 of the 15 KPIs were achieved or surpassed. The targets for four KPIs were not met, and it appears the Fund will not achieve parts of the target for a fifth KPI.
After a months-long review process involving a number of bodies within the Global Fund, the Board has approved 29 of the 37 targets it declined to accept at its last meeting, revising just five targets, and postponing approval of three targets until later this year. The decision was taken on 20 March by electronic vote.
See the table at the end of this article for a summary of the 2017-2022 KPI targets.
A new 81-page Modular Framework Handbook is one of many resources available to applicants on the Global Fund website.
Since the Global Fund established key performance indicators (KPIs) and targets several years ago, they have been challenging for the Secretariat to generate, update and report on. They have also been challenging for the Board to oversee.
“The dwindling and unpredictability of development assistance compels Africa to look inwards for domestic resources for the care of her people. Africa will need to mobilize internal resources for the promotion of her health.”
Detailed assessments of how well the Global Fund has performed against 13 key performance indicators will be presented to the Fund’s Board at its 34th meeting on 16-17 November. The Board will also review the 2016 performance targets for 10 of the indicators, and one additional sub-indicator that measures the efficiency of the Fund’s investment decisions.