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7.

OIG Releases Report on Diagnostic Review for Gambia Grants

17 Oct 2012
Good practices observed among the PRs, but some weaknesses in administration identified
Report is critical of CCM, LFA

There are several good practices in the implementation of Global Fund grants in Gambia, but there are also weaknesses in financial management, procurement and supplies management, and oversight, according to a diagnostic review carried out by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

7.

Global Fund Board Approves “Re-Launch” of Malaria Grant in Mozambique

9 Oct 2012
“New” grant focuses on systems strengthening and capacity building

In June 2012, the Global Fund Board approved the “re-launch” of a health systems strengthening (HSS) grant in Mozambique. After two years of inactivity, the grant was re-launched as a three-year re-programmed grant. It is believed to be the first time a grant has ever been re-launched.

4.

Secretariat Aims to Fix “Stuck” Grants

15 Sep 2012
These grants make up 10% of the portfolio

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.

3.

Global Fund Aims to Improve Outcomes of Grant Renewal Process

15 Sep 2012

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.

7.

OIG Releases Report on Audit of Global Fund Grants in Ukraine

13 Sep 2012
No misuse of funds, no ineligible expenses identified
Audit reveals positive outcomes and good practices, but also some weaknesses in administration and financial management

In a report on its audit of Global Fund grants in Ukraine, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said that the grants had produced positive outcomes and that a number of good practices and achievements had been observed.

6.

OIG Releases Report on Audit of Grants to Malawi

7 Sep 2012
Most of the OIG recommendations are already being implemented
Ineligible and unsupported expenditures of $3.9 million identified; Malawi has agreed to refund at least $3.3 million

Malawi has secured positive outcomes and achievements with Global Fund grants but needs to address weaknesses in grant administration, procurement and supplies management, and financial management, an audit report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has said.

1.

TFM Funding Decisions Announced

27 Aug 2012
56 proposals approved or conditionally approved
Upper ceiling for these proposals is $511 million

The Global Fund Board has approved 45 proposals submitted under the Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM) with a two-year upper ceiling worth $419.8 million. The Board has conditionally approved a further 11 proposals for a two-year upper ceiling worth $91.2 million. The total two-year upper ceiling of approved and conditionally approved proposals is $511 million.

5.

Should the Global Fund Try to Recover All "Losses"?, Sub-Committee Asks

16 Dec 2011

Report touches on several issues related to the OIG

 

Sub-committee says that imposing more and more requirements on implementers may cause some of them to "walk away"

 

2.

Global Fund Strengthens the Involvement of LFAs in Fraud Detection and Prevention

25 Jul 2011

Procedures are tightened

LFA required to do regular spot checks of SRs

2.

Cameroon Audit Documents Financial Control Weaknesses in Governmental PRs

2 Nov 2010

There are (or were) a number of significant deficiencies in the financial management control framework of Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) principal recipients (PRs) and sub-recipients (SRs). This is the main conclusion of an audit conducted by the Global Fund's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in 2009 on six Global Fund grants in Cameroon.

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