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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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Progress Report Describes Significant Changes in the Approach of the OIG

19 Jun 2013
More attention will be paid to Secretariat processes and the work of other assurance providers
OIG-Secretariat relations have improved

In what it describes as a “sea-change,” the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said that it is moving away from its historical emphasis on country level grants towards “consulting engagements” focusing more on reviewing internal Secretariat processes and the work of other assurance providers.

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Historic Moment Provides Many Opportunities for the Global Fund, Dybul Says

19 Jun 2013

The people involved in the Global Fund, and in global health generally, “are at an historic moment when the confluence of scientific advancement, epidemiological intelligence and experience from more than a decade of implementation come together to offer the opportunity to end three plagues as public health threats.”

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Mark Dybul Delivers His First Formal Report to the Board

19 Jun 2013
Impact profiles being developed for countries applying for funding
“The Fund has not been very successful at simplifying procedures”

Executive Director Mark Dybul’s first formal report to the Global Fund Board covered a lot of ground.

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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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Dybul Responds to Questions on the NFM

19 Jun 2013

On 6 June, Executive Director Mark Dybul responded to a letter from the NGO and Communities delegations on the Global Fund Board that asked for more information on the transition process for the new funding model (NFM) and related matters. The delegations’ letter was sent on 3 May (see GFO article).

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Global Fund Board Decides Not to Approve Funding for Phase 2 of Guinea-Bissau HSS Grant

4 Jun 2013
Little impact, poor value for money among the reasons cited

The Global Fund Board will not approve funding for Phase 2 of a Round 8 health systems strengthening (HSS) grant in Guinea-Bissau. The Board’s No-Go decision follows notice of an intent to recommend a No-Go for this grant provided by the Global Fund Secretariat in October 2012 (see GFO article).

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India Should Assume More Responsibility for Its TB Programmes, Global Fund Committee Says

4 Jun 2013
Board approves funding for next implementation period of three TB grants

Given India’s economic status, the government should assume greater responsibility for TB programmes, and should ultimately assume full responsibility.

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Five Concept Notes from Early Applicants Have Been Endorsed, and Have Moved to the Grant-Making Stage

16 May 2013

Five concept notes submitted by early applicants have been endorsed by the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). Three of the concept notes are from the country coordinating mechanism (CCM) in Myanmar (one for each disease). The others are from CCMs in El Salvador (HIV) and Zimbabwe (HIV). This information was contained in the 15 May issue of the Global Fund’s News Flash.

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