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Several Aspects of the NFM Have Yet to Be Finalised

1 Jul 2013

With only six months to go before the expected full rollout of the new funding model (NFM), several aspects of the model have not yet been finalised. Decisions still have to be made on the following:

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Global Fund Is Reviewing Proposed New Key Performance Indicators

19 Jun 2013
Final decision expected in November

A draft of a new Corporate Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Framework 2013–2016 was presented to the Global Fund Board for review and discussion at the 29th Board meeting just concluded in Sri Lanka. 

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Progress Report Describes Significant Changes in the Approach of the OIG

19 Jun 2013
More attention will be paid to Secretariat processes and the work of other assurance providers
OIG-Secretariat relations have improved

In what it describes as a “sea-change,” the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said that it is moving away from its historical emphasis on country level grants towards “consulting engagements” focusing more on reviewing internal Secretariat processes and the work of other assurance providers.

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Mark Dybul Delivers His First Formal Report to the Board

19 Jun 2013
Impact profiles being developed for countries applying for funding
“The Fund has not been very successful at simplifying procedures”

Executive Director Mark Dybul’s first formal report to the Global Fund Board covered a lot of ground.

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Former General Manager Reflects on His Time with the Fund

19 Jun 2013
Jaramillo says deficiencies in financial management at the Secretariat were underestimated
“Transformation has produced a more disciplined and effective Secretariat”

Gabriel Jaramillo, who was a member of the High-Level Panel and who served as the Global Fund’s General Manager from February 2012 to January 2013, has provided the Board with some reflections on his time working with the Fund.

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Gabriel Jaramillo Says Major Changes to Governance Are Needed

19 Jun 2013
Board should not be micro-managing, former GM says
“Committee meetings that stretch over several days are not meetings, they are conferences”

The current governance structures at the Global Fund are inadequate for a big and complex financial institution, former General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo says. Mr Jaramillo, who was a member of the High-Level Panel and who served as the Global Fund’s General Manager from February 2012 to January 2013, recently provided the Board with some reflections on his time working with the Fund.

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Description of the Global Fund’s General Approach to Managing Risk

13 Jun 2013

In the last two years, the Global Fund has implemented a comprehensive set of measures to better manage risk, particularly the risk of fraud and misappropriation of grant funds. The Fund has established a Grant Management Assurance Framework (also referred to as the “risk framework”) that sets out the Global Fund’s general approach to managing risk.

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Communities and NGO Delegations Seek More Information on Funding Allocations for the Transition Phase of the NFM

6 May 2013

The Communities and NGO delegations on the Global Fund Board have written to Executive Director Mark Dybul seeking clarification and additional information on how funding was allocated to early and interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM).

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Global Fund Calls On Donors to “Seize the Moment”

23 Apr 2013
Pre-replenishment meeting concludes in Brussels
Private sector urged to contribute significantly more

“If we don’t seize this moment, we will be dealing with these diseases for generations,” Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul told his audience at the Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund Fourth Replenishment.

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Secretariat Responds to Concerns About the Indirect Cost Recovery Policy for International NGO PRs

17 Apr 2013

Since the Global Fund’s Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) policy was adopted on 18 April 2011, a number of concerns have been raised about the interpretation and application of the policy. This article describes the concerns and provides responses from the Global Fund Secretariat.

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