The Global Fund has narrowed the search for a new Executive Director to 11 candidates, six males and five females. This information was provided to Board members at the Global Fund Board meeting in Geneva by Masaki Noke and Karlo Boras, respectively Chair and Vice-Chair of the Ad-Hoc Nominations Committee (AHNC).
The Global Fund is now forecasting that it will have uncommitted assets worth $1,428 million by December 2014. The forecast was prepared by the Secretariat and was presented to the Global Fund Board at its meeting on 13–14 September 2012. The forecast represents an increase of $373 million over the forecast presented to the Board at its 26th meeting in May 2012.
The Secretariat is making a special effort to fix what it calls “stuck grants.” These are grants to which no money has flowed within the first three months after signature of the grant agreement or, for more mature grants, to which no money has flowed within the last six months. This information is contained in the report prepared for the Board meeting in Geneva by General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo.
The Global Fund says that over the past few months, it has taken steps to improve the outcomes of the grant renewal process. This information is contained in a report prepared by General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo for the Board meeting in Geneva.
The Global Fund Board has begun the process of selecting its next Chair and Vice-Chair. The terms of the current Chair (Simon Bland) and Vice-Chair (Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng) will come to end following the May 2013 Board meeting.
Editor’s Note: Included in this summary is the Board decision on the broad elements of the new funding model.
Twelve civil society organisations (CSOs), most of them from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, have submitted a joint position paper on the development of a new funding model for the Global Fund.
Concerns have been raised by civil society organisations (CSOs) about the process being followed to develop a new funding model for the Global Fund, and about the fact that most of the discussions have focused on formulas for allocating funding.
The two sub-Saharan African constituencies on the Global Fund Board have made significant changes to the way their Board representatives are selected and how the constituencies operate. These changes were made at a consultation meeting of two constituencies on 9–11 July in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Specific concerns spelled out
To achieve maximum impact, the Global Fund needs the full engagement of civil society (CS). However, CS has not been meaningfully involved in the critical decisions currently being taken by the Fund.