governance

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Transparency and streamlined accountability: what watchdogs, grant implementers and OIG want

19 Aug 2015
Aidspan hosts regional round table on Global Fund grants management, implementation and results tracking within recipient countries

Both watchdogs and the OIG are having trouble accessing useful and complete country-level data to track and verify grant budgeting, expenditure and results data. There are also significant obstacles keeping implementers from meeting requirements for reporting to national oversight structures. These two conclusions drove two days of strategic discussions at an Aidspan roundtable in early August drawing participants from 10 countries.

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In Kenya, devolution is interrupting monitoring and evaluation

17 Aug 2015
Persistent lack of training and problems with priority setting and management at county level just the tip of the iceberg

Kenya in 2013 formally decentralized a series of governance responsibilities to its 47 counties, including the provision of health care. But while the original goal of devolution was to improve efficiency in service delivery and permit greater ownership and engagement at the local level, in the health sector this has not translated as well as anticipated.

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The Global Fund that we want: civil society speaks on the need for stronger community-based interventions

10 Jul 2015
Participants emphasize need for stakeholders to come together as equals

More than 120 people gathered on 23-24 June in Bangkok for the Asia-Pacific partnership forum: the second of its kind convened by the Global Fund to solicit voices from civil society and a range of stakeholders to feed into strategy development for the 2017-2021 period.

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Global input sought in development of strategic plan to stop TB

18 Jun 2015
The online consultation follows a similar effort launched to solicit greater input into the global HIV strategy

Stakeholders from around the world are being encouraged to add their voices, lessons learned and challenges to a global consultation carried out virtually by the Stop TB Partnership to inform the development of its strategic plan for 2016-2020.

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Sub-recipient selection in Russia underway for HIV grant

17 Jun 2015
A total of 26 sub-recipients will be selected to carry out the $11-million program

The Open Health Institute (OHI) is close to choosing the 26 sub-recipients to implement activities under the $11-million HIV grant awarded to Russia under the new funding model. Implementation of activities specifically targeting key populations should begin in July following their selection.

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Global Fund announces plans to make some concept note attachments public

16 Jun 2015
Decision follows request from Aidspan to increase access to documents related to concept notes and the ensuing grants

The Global Fund has agreed to release three documents related to concept notes that were not previously made public. The documents are the modular template attachment; the financial gap analysis and counterpart financing attachment; and the programmatic gap attachment.

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From Africa, with one voice

18 May 2015

As the continent receiving the lion's share of Global Fund investments in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria, Africa must do more to ensure its voices are heard in decision-making and strategy development: this was the clarion call made in Addis Ababa on 5 May at the first official meeting of the Africa Bureau.

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Aidspan produces new guide to the Global Fund's risk management policy

15 Apr 2015

In November 2014, at its 32nd meeting, the Global Fund Board adopted a new risk management policy that sought to outline in comprehensive detail the shared responsibility within the organization to nurture a culture that encourages prudent risk-taking within the context of maximizing impact of investments in the fight against the three diseases.

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Maturity and systems theme of 33rd Board meeting

8 Apr 2015
Governance reform and eliminating the funding gap remain elusive

The Global Fund used its 33rd Board meeting on 31 March - 1 April to demonstrate its continued maturation as an organization and show that the systems it has put in place are working.

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"Finally, the Global Fund is focused on human beings": Dybul delivers executive director's report

2 Apr 2015
Travels to six countries in Q1 demonstrate breadth of impact of new funding model, ED says

Switching gears from a typical executive director's report to the Board during the Global Fund's 33rd meeting on 31 March, Mark Dybul reflected on the six trips he had made in the first quarter of 2015 that demonstrated what he said were the breadth and flexibility inherent in the new funding model.

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