Senegalese national Mouhamadou Diagne will take up his new role as the Global Fund's inspector general from March 2015, replacing the outgoing IG, Martin O'Malley, it was announced in late December.
Countries from Latin America and the Caribbean have submitted six concept notes under the new funding model (NFM) as of end-September, with another eight expected in the October submission window, according to a calendar shared with Aidspan.
Three of the first six notes submitted were returned following a review by the Technical Review Panel; the revisions are expected to be completed in time to catch the November TRP window.
In September 2012, as part of the overall transformation of the Global Fund, the incoming new chief financial officer Daniel Camus also took up the challenge of reforming the Fund’s financial management. Over the past 18 months, he has led a growing team of financial experts whose work has now touched nearly all aspects of the Global Fund’s operations.
The Global Fund is telling countries whose 2014–2016 allocations consisted of only enough money to cover the costs of their existing grants that the money they are receiving has to last until the end of 2017.
The Fund is also telling all countries not to expect to receive any new funding from the 2017-2019 allocation period until the end of 2017.
by Bernard Rivers
In 2011, the Global Fund faced a crisis of confidence triggered by some negative media articles. In line with the old adage that you should never let a good crisis go to waste, the Fund’s Board sought to address a number of weaknesses, some of which had never been previously discussed.
The Global Fund on 12 March announced the allocation of $14.82 billion dollars across the 123 countries eligible for financial support of activities in at least one disease component, timing the release of a comprehensive list of the amounts available to each country with personalized letters sent directly to country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs).
Representatives from African implementing countries took a step closer in March towards the inauguration of a regional bureau that will help coordinate and harmonize communications on the continent in order to be better positioned to influence decision-making by the Global Fund Board.
“Significantly over-allocated” countries see limits on their resources under new funding model’s allocations
Countries considered by the Global Fund to be “significantly over-allocated” have seen dramatic reductions in their allocations under the new funding model (NFM), and will be limited to implementing existing grants until the end of 2016.
Meaningful change or more of the same rhetoric? The Global Fund’s new funding model and the politics of HIV scale-up
This week’s full roll-out of the new funding model provides an opportunity to review independent assessments at the country level that recommend a significant transformation in the way the Global Fund structures its operations.
DECISION POINT: GF/B31/DP09
The Global Fund Board has approved a framework and roadmap for transition between the rounds-based approach and the new funding model (NFM), aiming to align timelines for grant funding with replenishment of the Global Fund’s coffers.