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Global Fund Board approves Secretariat operating expenses

10 Mar 2014
Board also approves decision point asking for monitoring and management of foreign exchange fluctuations

DECISION POINT: GF/B31/DP04

The Global Fund Board approved operating expenses for the Secretariat in the amount of $298.8 million in 2014, including $20.5 million for the Office of the Inspector General. The Board also approved a decision point requesting monitoring by the Secretariat of foreign exchange fluctuations.

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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

DECISION POINT: GF/B31/DP11

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.

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First NFM Regional Meeting Draws Questions and Concerns from High Impact Africa 2 Countries

26 Nov 2013
Participants leave Lusaka with more guidance on the new funding model, but concerns linger about the roll out
Representatives from all seven countries in the Global Fund's High Impact Africa 2 cohort plus South Africa met for two days in November to understand the nuances and idiosyncracies of the new funding model roll-out ahead of its launch in 2014.
 
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Global Fund Releases Report on Losses and Recoveries

8 Nov 2013
Twenty percent of the $118 million in losses has been recovered to date
Policies and guidelines on the recovery process to be developed

As of 19 September 2013, $118 million in losses had been identified by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), of which $23.8 million (20%) had been recovered. Written commitments to repay a further $10.4 million had been obtained.

This information was contained in a Losses and Recoveries Report prepared for the Global Fund Board meeting on 7–8 November in Geneva.

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The Global Fund Has Provided Few Details on the Recovery of Funds Identified as “Losses”

5 Jul 2013

The Global Fund Secretariat says that it has taken measures to speed up the recovery of amounts identified as “losses” by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and that it expects to be able to report significant progress during the rest of 2013.

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EECA Initiative on Harm Reduction Moves a Few Steps Closer to Submitting a Concept Note

4 Jul 2013

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) has submitted a draft project concept to the Global Fund for review by the Secretariat and the Technical Review Panel (TRP) prior to submitting a full concept note. EHRN is the applicant for a regional initiative in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) on HIV and harm reduction. This is part of the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM).

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Global Fund Is Reviewing Proposed New Key Performance Indicators

19 Jun 2013
Final decision expected in November

A draft of a new Corporate Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Framework 2013–2016 was presented to the Global Fund Board for review and discussion at the 29th Board meeting just concluded in Sri Lanka. 

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Secretariat Provides Quarterly Update on the NFM

19 Jun 2013
Says allocation methodology approach needs to be better explained

In April, the Global Fund Secretariat provided its first quarterly update on the new funding model (NFM) to the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC). The update could not be made public until after the Board meeting just concluded in Sri Lanka. In this article, we provide a summary of what the Secretariat said in the update.

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Former General Manager Reflects on His Time with the Fund

19 Jun 2013
Jaramillo says deficiencies in financial management at the Secretariat were underestimated
“Transformation has produced a more disciplined and effective Secretariat”

Gabriel Jaramillo, who was a member of the High-Level Panel and who served as the Global Fund’s General Manager from February 2012 to January 2013, has provided the Board with some reflections on his time working with the Fund.

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Gabriel Jaramillo Says Major Changes to Governance Are Needed

19 Jun 2013
Board should not be micro-managing, former GM says
“Committee meetings that stretch over several days are not meetings, they are conferences”

The current governance structures at the Global Fund are inadequate for a big and complex financial institution, former General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo says. Mr Jaramillo, who was a member of the High-Level Panel and who served as the Global Fund’s General Manager from February 2012 to January 2013, recently provided the Board with some reflections on his time working with the Fund.

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