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9.

Appointments announced for two Board committees: AEC and SIIC

11 Mar 2014
New call for nominations issued for the FOPC

DECISION POINT: GF/B31/DP13 and GF/B31/DP14

The Global Fund Board approved the appointment of new members for two-year terms on the the Audit and Ethics Committee (AEC) and the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC). Insufficient nominations to the Finance and Operational Performance Committee (FOPC) resulted in a reopening of the process.

4.

Global Fund Board approves $100m for special initiatives and $200m for regional programs

10 Mar 2014
The funds approved will be supplementary to the resources allocated to countries under the new funding model

DECISION POINT: GF/B31/DP06 and GF/B31/DP07

The Global Fund Board on 6 March approved some $300 million in funding to be set aside for special initiatives and regional programs for 2014-2016, in excess of the $10.22 billion that will be allocated to countries during the same period.

3.

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.

8.

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.

2.

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.

7.

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.

1.

Decision points approved by the Global Fund Board during 31st Board Meeting

10 Mar 2014
The language below is the exact wording of each decision point taken by the Board
5.

Global Fund Board announces country band assignments

10 Mar 2014
Band funding allocations revealed

DECISION POINTS: GF/B31/DP08 and GF/B31/DP10

The Global Fund has approved $14.82 billion in indicative funding for grant-eligible countries assigned to each of the four bands for the next funding cycle, as well as the allocations for each band.

Composition of the bands

The four bands are depicted below:

4.

Ukraine activists seek stability in HIV funding in face of political turmoil

4 Mar 2014
Groups ask Global Fund to accelerate funding commitments to maintain existing programming

Ukraine's HIV community including principal recipients of Global Fund grants have formally requested that grant signing for Phase 2 of a Round 10 HIV grant be expedited to mitigate the potential impact of the current political turmoil roiling the country.

5.

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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