Office of the Inspector General


Global Fund Secretariat responds in part to evaluation and audit of its health system investments

11 Jun 2019
Secretariat has not yet offered responses on a few important issues

The Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG), the Technical Review Panel (TRP), and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), three Global Fund bodies that are independent of the Secretariat, have recently evaluated and audited the Global Fund investments in building “Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health” (RSSH), which make up 27% of all Global Fun


Inspector General’s annual report to the Global Fund Board describes ‘strategic themes’ – and the inevitability of risk

29 May 2019
Global Fund’s response to that reality must continue to evolve, IG says

The Inspector General, Mouhamadou Diagne, introduced his annual report to the Global Fund Board with, on the one hand, praise for the Fund’s steady expansion of HIV treatment, progress towards malaria control or elimination, and high success rates in the treatment of tuberculosis, and on the other, by highlighting key areas that continue to require attention, namely program quality, finding missing TB cases, transition (and sustainability), an


Global Fund’s management and framework for investments in health systems need significant improvement, OIG says

28 May 2019
Risk mitigation measures for health system activities deemed ‘partially effective’

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted the first audit of the Global Fund’s Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) investments aiming “to provide reasonable assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of Global Fund processes for the management of RSSH activities”.


OIG audit in Sudan shows “serious deficiencies” in asset management and procurement

27 May 2019
Low bed-net usage, and unaddressed capacity and implementation gaps impede progress

In its second audit of Global Fund grants to Sudan, where the Global Fund is the largest health donor, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found “serious deficiencies” in relation to asset management and procurement controls by both Principal Recipients, the United NationslDevelopment Program (UNDP) and Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH).


Main decisions at Global Fund’s 41st Board meeting include updated allocations methodology and restricted financial contributions

17 May 2019
Decision on changes to committee selection processes deferred for further consultation

On 15-16 May 2019, the Global Fund Board held its 41st meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. GFO was present, with observer status. The main decisions made at the meeting, in chronological order, are described below.


New OIG Advisory Report on grant implementation in Western and Central Africa identifies room for improvement

17 May 2019
Secretariat Action Plan undertakes to review existing policies that limit adaptation to country context

The OIG team that recently conducted a study on grant implementation in Western and Central Africa (WCA) presented its Advisory Report at a special information session during the ‘Pre-Day’ meeting of the Global Fund’s 41st Board meeting, on May 14.


Supreme Audit Institutions in Africa would welcome an opportunity to start or expand their involvement in auditing Global Fund grants

1 May 2019
SAIs from eight countries participated in an Aidspan roundtable

Aidspan organized a roundtable on “Audit of Global Fund Grants by SAIs (Supreme Audit Institutions) in Sub-Saharan Africa” in eight African countries on 24–26 April in Kigali, Rwanda, with the support of GIZ BACKUP Health.


Third OIG audit of Global Fund grants to Ghana highlights ongoing issues in supply chain and data management

2 Apr 2019
Progress against malaria and improvements in community-level services noted

In the third audit of Global Fund grants to Ghana since 2012, the Office of the Inspector General has rated both implementation arrangements for oversight and coordination, and the systems, processes and controls on quality of services for the three diseases as needing significant improvement.


OIG investigation in Democratic Republic of Congo finds tender manipulation and overpricing in malaria grant

19 Mar 2019
Population Services International already paid over $7 million in estimated losses

Senior managers appointed by the Population Services International (PSI), the Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund’s malaria grant in the Democratic Republic of Congo, were responsible for tender manipulation leading to “systemic and significant overpricing” of contracts for transportation, warehousing and customs clearance, resulting in an estimated loss to the Global Fund of $7,386,066.


OIG audits of Global Fund grants to Rwanda and Benin raise issues related to data availability and quality

19 Mar 2019
For grants in Rwanda, which follows a results-based financing model, availability of good and reliable data is especially critical


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