OIG investigation reveals small-scale fraud and nepotism involving a sub-recipient of a malaria grant to Cambodia

13 Mar 2017
Double-billing of donors also found

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General, initiated in October 2015, has found evidence of small-scale fraudulent payments of per diems as well as nepotism related to field missions billed by a sub-recipient (SR) of a malaria grant to Cambodia, the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM).


OIG investigation into a South Sudan SR uncovers more than $0.5 million in non-compliant expenditures

18 Jul 2016

An investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has determined that Caritas Torit, a sub-recipient (SR) for three grants to South Sudan, exercised weak financial management and controls over the disbursement of program funds, including lack of or inadequate supporting documents, proper bookkeeping, and accounting records.


OIG investigations in 2015 show that misuse of funds occurs most often in procurement, construction and training

18 Nov 2015
OIG calls for a more systematic approach to prevent misconduct

According to the Office of the Inspector General, the main source of misconduct identified this year through its investigations has been activities related to procurement. “Non-competitive tenders, fictitious invoicing and collusion between suppliers and procurement or finance managers have frequently led to fraud,” the OIG said.

This information was contained in the semi-annual progress report prepared by the OIG for the Board.


OIG investigation reveals irregularities in the operations of an SR in an HIV grant to Timor-Leste

19 Oct 2015
Evidence of non-competitive tenders and other improper procurement practices

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General has found evidence of non-competitive tenders and other improper procurement practices by a sub-recipient of an HIV grant to Timor-Leste totaling $152,626, a portion of which the OIG attributed to fraud, overpricing and non-delivery of items. A report on the investigation was released on 9 October.


OIG investigation uncovers evidence of fraud and other irregularities in an HIV grant to Egypt

2 Oct 2015
The OIG identified non-compliant expenditures of $668,877

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General into an HIV grant to Egypt has found evidence of fraudulent practices and other procurement irregularities on the part of the principal recipient, the National AIDS Program, which compromised contracts worth $668,877.  


Global Fund may reduce funding to Nigeria because some recoverable amounts have not yet been repaid

1 Oct 2015
The 2014-2017 allocation may be cut by more than $5 million
CCM appeals to the government for assistance in repaying the amounts owing

The Global Fund may reduce funding for Nigeria’s HIV and TB grants by more than $5 million because it is having difficulty recovering outstanding amounts owing following an audit and an investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General in 2011.


Under revised disclosure policy, all core OIG reports to be published

10 Mar 2014
The revised policy will cover a series of 2013 reports on internal Secretariat processes that remain sealed from the public


All reports on the assurance and investigation work of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will be made public under a revised disclosure policy adopted by the Global Fund Board at its 31st meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.

This will include OIG functional reviews of processes at the Global Fund Secretariat, as well as reports on in-country audits and investigations.


OIG Investigation in Cambodia Prompts Suspension of Two Top LLIN Suppliers Over $410,712 in Kickbacks

18 Nov 2013

Two suppliers responsible for nearly 50% of all long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) purchased by the Global Fund on behalf of malaria projects worldwide have been suspended following an investigation in Cambodia into widespread fraud and kickbacks paid to government officials.


OIG Investigation in Georgia Reveals That Two Suppliers Conspired to Obtain Contracts

15 Jun 2013
Suppliers were assisted by the PR, OIG says
PR denies the allegations

The OIG says that is has uncovered “credible and substantial evidence” that two suppliers for programmes supported by Global Fund grants in Georgia worked together to steer contracts to each other, and that they were assisted in this effort by several staff members of the principal recipient (PR).


The Elephant and the Mouse

18 Apr 2013

by Bernard Rivers

I was recently invited by a university in the UK to serve as a visiting fellow for most of this year while conducting research on the Global Fund. I have to raise my own funding for this project, so the only advantage of the fellowship is that it provides a label to hang round my neck. But that’s exactly what I wanted, so I accepted with thanks.


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