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Update on Pledges for 2011–2013

10 Apr 2013

As of 31 December of 2012, donors had pledged $10.4 billion for the 2011–2013 replenishment period. This is a 13% increase over the $9.2 billion pledged at the actual replenishment conference in October 2010.

The difference comes primarily from pledges made following the New York conference. A group of donors, including Belgium, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Sweden, announced their pledges after the conference.

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New Report Published on Results and Impact

9 Apr 2013
Global Fund says that the rapid progress achieved presents challenges and opportunities

In preparation for the Fourth Replenishment meetings, the Global Fund has a published an “Update on Results and Impact.” This article provides some of the highlights of the report; more details are provided in separate articles on each of the three diseases.

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Evaluation of Transition Phase Will Inform Full Rollout of the NFM

9 Apr 2013

The Global Fund will conduct a process evaluation of the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) to enable the Fund to draw some conclusions and make adjustments for the full rollout of the NFM.

This information was contained in the Global Fund’s “Update on Results and Impact” report published on the eve of the Fund’s pre-replenishment meeting in Brussels, Belgium on 9–10 April.

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Global Fund Sets Ambitious Fundraising Target of $15 Billion

9 Apr 2013
Says if target achieved, 87% of total funding needs for 2014–2016 could be covered
Target almost 50% higher than what was pledged for 2011–2013

The Global Fund wants to raise $15 billion for 2014–2016. The Fund announced the target in a news release issued on the eve of the pre-replenishment meeting in Brussels, Belgium on 9–10 April.

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Revised Charter Clarifies That the OIG’s Role Does Not Include Evaluating Programme Impact

28 Mar 2013
No change in the section of the charter on publishing OIG reports but, separately, the Fund is reviewing its disclosure policy
Revised terms of reference for the Inspector General adopted

Changes to the charter of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) adopted by the Global Fund Board specify that when the OIG conducts country audits, it will not evaluate programme impact.

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Global Fund Moves to a System of Annual Disbursement Decisions and Semi-Annual Reporting for Grants

23 Mar 2013

From now on, annual disbursement decisions and semi-annual reporting will be adopted for all Global Fund grants. The only exception will be for grants whose risk profile requires shorter disbursement decisions or more frequent reporting.

These are part of the changes introduced in February 2013 as part of the Global Fund’s Better Grants for Improved Impact Project.

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Next Chair and Vice-Chair of the Global Fund Board Appointed

22 Mar 2013
For the first time, both positions will be filled by women
Appointments take effect at the end of the June Board meeting

The Global Fund Board has appointed Dr Nafsiah Mboi, Minister of Health in Indonesia, as the next Chair of the Board. It has also appointed Mireille Guigaz as the next Vice-Chair. Ms Guigaz currently represents France on the Board. Dr Mboi does not currently sit on the Board. Both appointments are effective at the end of the 29th Board meeting in June 2013; the two terms will run until the end of the first Board meeting in 2015.

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Policy Brief Raises Concerns About New Funding Model

22 Mar 2013

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network has released a policy brief on “The Global Fund’s New Funding Model: What It Might Mean for You and Your Country.” The brief is based on research in four countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA): Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Uzbekistan.

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Dybul Explains Transition Disease Split

11 Mar 2013

Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul says that the disease split for the funding allocated to early and interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) should not be viewed in isolation, but rather in the context of all funding for 2013–2014.

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Call for Nominations for Board Member, Developed Country NGO Delegation

26 Feb 2013

The Developed Country NGO delegation on the Global Fund Board has issued a call for nominations for the position of Board member. The position has a two-year term: July 2013–June 2015. The deadline for applications is 8 April 2013.

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