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Appointments announced for two Board committees: AEC and SIIC

11 Mar 2014
New call for nominations issued for the FOPC

DECISION POINT: GF/B31/DP13 and GF/B31/DP14

The Global Fund Board approved the appointment of new members for two-year terms on the the Audit and Ethics Committee (AEC) and the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC). Insufficient nominations to the Finance and Operational Performance Committee (FOPC) resulted in a reopening of the process.

3.

Board approves amended comprehensive funding policy to align with new funding model

10 Mar 2014
The amended CFP establishes the financial framework and systems for the Fund

DECISION POINT: GF/B31/DP05

The Global Fund Board approved an ‘amended and restated’ comprehensive funding policy (CFP) during its 31st Board meeting on 6-7 March in Jakarta. The decision was based on recommendations from the Finance and Operational Performance Committee (FOPC), which called the new CFP the “most important document” being voted on during the meeting.

8.

New policy covers all grant extensions

10 Mar 2014

DECISION POINT: GF/B31/DP12

The Global Fund has approved a new policy covering all grant extensions, replacing a patchwork of 10 different policies created by past Board decisions.

2.

Global Fund Board approves Secretariat operating expenses

10 Mar 2014
Board also approves decision point asking for monitoring and management of foreign exchange fluctuations

DECISION POINT: GF/B31/DP04

The Global Fund Board approved operating expenses for the Secretariat in the amount of $298.8 million in 2014, including $20.5 million for the Office of the Inspector General. The Board also approved a decision point requesting monitoring by the Secretariat of foreign exchange fluctuations.

7.

Under revised disclosure policy, all core OIG reports to be published

10 Mar 2014
The revised policy will cover a series of 2013 reports on internal Secretariat processes that remain sealed from the public

DECISION POINT: GF/B31/DP11

All reports on the assurance and investigation work of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will be made public under a revised disclosure policy adopted by the Global Fund Board at its 31st meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.

This will include OIG functional reviews of processes at the Global Fund Secretariat, as well as reports on in-country audits and investigations.

1.

Decision points approved by the Global Fund Board during 31st Board Meeting

10 Mar 2014
The language below is the exact wording of each decision point taken by the Board
5.

The Global Fund and the fears of transparency

4 Mar 2014

In 2002, the new Global Fund was a world leader in aid transparency. It had committed to publish a volume and level of technical details on its grants that was unprecedented in international development.

4.

Malawi’s CCM adds new TB voices ahead of integrated concept note development

18 Feb 2014
Co-infection is responsible for more than two-thirds of AIDS-related deaths in Malawi

Malawi’s preparations to develop an integrated HIV/TB concept note required under the new funding model have included the election on 12 February of two new members to its country coordination mechanism (CCM) with roots in the TB community.

3.

Integration of TB and HIV programs in high burden countries both necessary and beneficial, experts say

18 Feb 2014
How to get the two programs working together among anticipated challenges

Forty-one countries will from 2014 be required by the Global Fund to submit joint TB-HIV concept notes under the new funding model in what experts in both fields consider to be necessary and beneficial but also challenging to implement.

4.

LFA paper released

6 Feb 2014

With a budget of $65 million annually, the Local Fund Agents represent a significant and critical element in the Global Fund’s architecture and reflects about 20 percent of its total operating budget. Despite this, there has been little reflection or review of this piece of the model. One of the last reviews of the LFA system was commissioned by the Fund in 2006, and published online in 2007.

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