Main decisions at Global Fund Board meeting relate to operating expenses budget and private sector engagement
On 14-15 November 2018, the Global Fund Board held its 40th meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. GFO was present, with observer status.
The Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG) is currently looking for multiple, senior, accomplished evaluators with significant relevant expertise and experience (at least 15–20 years) to replace out-going members.
TERG report to Global Fund Board highlights the TERG’s Strategic Review 2017 and prospective country evaluations
The Technical Evaluation Reference Group, or TERG, submitted its report to the Global Fund Board ahead of its 38th meeting on 14-15 November. The report principally provided updates on the TERG’s Strategic Review 2017 and the launch of prospective country evaluations. In addition, the report mentioned the establishment of a TERG Documents Procedure, which provides a framework for making TERG documents available to the public again.
The Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG) plans to conduct prospective country evaluations (PCEs) in eight countries in 2017. PCEs are in-depth evaluations that utilize a variety of methods to provide a detailed picture of the implementation, effectiveness, and impact of Global Fund–supported programs.
The Technical Evaluation Reference Group has developed a position paper on health systems strengthening, in which it advances a number of recommendations. The Secretariat has been asked to prepare a workplan with timelines for implementing the recommendations.
Des discussions, mais pas de décisions concernant des changements apportés à la méthodologie d’allocation pour 2017-2019
La méthodologie d’allocation pour 2017-2022 a fait l’objet de nombreuses discussions durant la réunion des 16 et 17 novembre. Il y avait deux créneaux prévus à l’ordre du jour sur cette question mais le Conseil n’était pas censé prendre une décision.
The allocation methodology for 2017-2019 was much discussed at the Board meeting on 16-17 November. There were two slots on the agenda devoted to this topic, but the Board was not asked to make any decisions.
Le TERG loue les principes et les objectifs de la stratégie actuelle mais identifie plusieurs aspects à améliorer
La Stratégie du Fonds mondial 2012-2016 demeure aussi valide que lorsqu’elle a été élaborée en 2011 et les mêmes principes et directions doivent continuer à guider le Fonds mondial ces prochaines années. C’est la conclusion principale de l’Examen Stratégique 2015 mené par le Groupe technique de référence en évaluation. Un rapport de cet examen a été fourni au Conseil d’administration durant la réunion des 16 et 17 novembre.
The TERG applauds the principles and directions of current strategy but identifies several areas requiring improvement
The Global Fund Strategy 2012-2016 remains as valid now as it was when it was developed in 2011 and its principles and directions should continue to guide the Fund in the coming years. This was a central conclusion of the Strategic Review 2015, carried out by the Technical Evaluation Reference Group. A report on the review was provided to the Board at its meeting on 16-17 November.
Violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Burundi sent tens of thousands of people fleeing both inside and beyond the borders of the central African state. These displacements were only one consequence of the crisis in the capital that stretched the capacity of an already-strapped health system: demonstrating a need for flexibility in resourcing in so-called challenging operating environments.