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The Elephant and the Mouse

18 Apr 2013

by Bernard Rivers

I was recently invited by a university in the UK to serve as a visiting fellow for most of this year while conducting research on the Global Fund. I have to raise my own funding for this project, so the only advantage of the fellowship is that it provides a label to hang round my neck. But that’s exactly what I wanted, so I accepted with thanks.

5.

The Global Fund Should Take Transparency to Another Level

18 Apr 2013

by Robert Bourgoing

4.

Secretariat Responds to Concerns About the Indirect Cost Recovery Policy for International NGO PRs

17 Apr 2013

Since the Global Fund’s Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) policy was adopted on 18 April 2011, a number of concerns have been raised about the interpretation and application of the policy. This article describes the concerns and provides responses from the Global Fund Secretariat.

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New Report Published on Results and Impact

9 Apr 2013
Global Fund says that the rapid progress achieved presents challenges and opportunities

In preparation for the Fourth Replenishment meetings, the Global Fund has a published an “Update on Results and Impact.” This article provides some of the highlights of the report; more details are provided in separate articles on each of the three diseases.

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Revised Charter Clarifies That the OIG’s Role Does Not Include Evaluating Programme Impact

28 Mar 2013
No change in the section of the charter on publishing OIG reports but, separately, the Fund is reviewing its disclosure policy
Revised terms of reference for the Inspector General adopted

Changes to the charter of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) adopted by the Global Fund Board specify that when the OIG conducts country audits, it will not evaluate programme impact.

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Aidspan Launches Multilingual Website

22 Mar 2013

Since the start of Aidspan eleven years ago, our website (www.aidspan.org) has been almost exclusively in English. The website has been an important tool in our work of explaining, analysing and discussing various aspects of the Global Fund’s operations and structure. 

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UNDP Strengthens National Entities to Implement Global Fund Grants

13 Mar 2013
The UN body has completed its work as PR in 19 countries

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says that it plays a key role in developing the capacity of national bodies in the countries where it operates as principal recipient (PR) to enable them to implement Global Fund grants after UNDP has completed its term as PR.

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How Initial Allocations in the Transition Phase Could Be Adjusted

11 Mar 2013

In an email sent to Board members on 7 March, Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul explained how indicative allocations for early and interim applicants could be adjusted to account for qualitative factors and other variables.

2.

Additional Information on Transition Phase

11 Mar 2013

In an email sent to Board members on 7 March, Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul provided additional information on the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM). The email was in response to questions posed to the Secretariat since the NFM was launched on 28 February.

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Information for Interim Applicants

1 Mar 2013

Interim applicants selected by the Global Fund will receive a formal invitation to apply for funding in the transition phase. The Global Fund will advise each potential interim applicant of the amount of funding available to it. Invited applicants will be asked to officially acknowledge receipt of the Global Fund’s invitation, and to confirm within a specified time frame whether they would like to participate.

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