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Five AMAs to address the findings of an OIG audit into the Global Fund’s management of grants in high-risk environments

16 May 2017

Earlier this year, the Office of the Inspector General released a report on a thematic audit into grant management in high-risk environments. On 31 January, we reported on the findings of this audit.

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The Global Fund shows slow but steady progress in organizational maturity: OIG

26 Apr 2016
Audits and investigations in 2015 reveal that many issues remain
Board wants to see quicker action on managing risks and strengthening internal controls

The Office of the Inspector General says that its analysis shows that The Global Fund has demonstrated a steady and progressive improvement in organizational maturity over time, and that the work done in 2015 confirms that positive trajectory.

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GIZ extends deadline for applications for technical assistance in its main program areas

11 Dec 2015

The GIZ BACKUP Health initiative has extended to 31 December 2015 the deadline for applications for technical assistance from its three new program areas: country coordinating mechanisms, health systems strengthening, and grant management. The original deadline was 15 December.

Among the types of project GIZ hopes to fund are:

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Operating budget and workplan for 2016 approved

17 Nov 2015
At $305 million, the budget is up slightly from 2015

The Global Fund Board has approved an operating budget of $305 million for 2016, which includes $16.3 million for the Office of the Inspector General. This compares to actual expenditures of $286 million in 2014 and projected expenditures of $296 million for 2015.

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OIG investigation uncovers evidence of collusion, fraud and corruption in procurement activities in Kazakhstan

2 Feb 2015
Contracts worth $16.5 million were compromised; OIG recommends that at least $5.4 million in over-payments be recovered

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) into procurement in HIV and TB grants to Kazakhstan found evidence of systematic collusion, fraud and corruption by local vendors and other parties that compromised 76 contracts worth $16.5 million. Separately, similar problems on a smaller scale were uncovered in Yemen.

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New Aidspan paper looks at cost per notified case in high burden TB countries

29 Oct 2014

Since its inception, the Global Fund has played an increasingly significant role in providing funding for TB control programs in Fund- eligible countries.  By 2012, this contribution made up 80% of all international spending on TB. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Grant renewals: Global Fund has become more prescriptive

20 Jan 2014

The Global Fund has become more prescriptive about what should be included in submissions for funding for the next phase of a grant. While this trend began under the Grant Renewals Panel, the formation of the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) in the second quarter of 2013 brought with it a noticeable upswing.

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