Grant oversight

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Explanation of the Broad Elements of the New Funding Model Adopted by the Board

20 Sep 2012
Two funding streams envisaged
Board decision was a compromise among groups with differing perspectives

Editor’s Note: This explanation of the broad elements of the new funding model is based on the decision point adopted by the Board. Not everything in the decision point is clear, so this explanation includes some interpretation by Aidspan. Readers are advised to check with the Global Fund Secretariat if they have questions.

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Secretariat Aims to Fix “Stuck” Grants

15 Sep 2012
These grants make up 10% of the portfolio

The Secretariat is making a special effort to fix what it calls “stuck grants.” These are grants to which no money has flowed within the first three months after signature of the grant agreement or, for more mature grants, to which no money has flowed within the last six months. This information is contained in the report prepared for the Board meeting in Geneva by General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo.

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The Global Fund Needs to Manage the Relationship Among the Secretariat, the PR and the CCM

10 Sep 2012

In theory, country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs) are a great idea. CCMs provide a forum for relevant stakeholders in a country to discuss the gaps in the national response to AIDS, TB and malaria, develop proposals for the Global Fund to address these gaps, nominate  principal recipients (PRs) to implement the programmes should the proposals be approved, and oversee implementation.

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Corruption Quiz

27 Aug 2012

Are you corrupt?

Before you answer that question, here’s another: What is corruption?

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CSOs Express Concerns About New Funding Model Discussions

27 Aug 2012
Both the process and the substance have been questioned
The SIIC will discuss options this week

Concerns have been raised by civil society organisations (CSOs) about the process being followed to develop a new funding model for the Global Fund, and about the fact that most of the discussions have focused on formulas for allocating funding.

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Aidspan Has a New Website and a New Logo

27 Aug 2012
Check out the new-look website: www.aidspan.org
New features include “GFO Live”

For ten years, Aidspan has had a website that has served us well, enabling us to carry out our mandate as a watchdog of the Global Fund. Through the website, we have been able to provide access to our many Aidspan guides and reports and our hundreds of GFO articles. The website has gained a wide audience over the years and has become an authoritative source of Global Fund–related information.

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OIG Releases Report on Its Investigation of an SR in Bangladesh

15 Aug 2012
Alleges that $1.9 million was misappropriated
SR disagrees with the findings

In early July, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its final report on an investigation into Padakhep Manabik Unnayan Kendra (PMUK), a sub-recipient (SR) and a sub-SR for several HIV grants in Bangladesh. The investigation was conducted between May 2011 and March 2012.

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Reports Document Adverse Impacts of Cancelling Round 11

15 Aug 2012
Declines in expected funding have impaired the ability of countries to scale up, and have threatened to disrupt current services
Programmes run by community-based organisations have been hard hit

The cancellation of Round 11 by the Global Fund has had a significant impact on programmes to fight AIDS, TB and malaria including, in particular, programmes being implemented by civil society organisations (CSOs). Programme scale-up and even some essential life-saving interventions that were planned by countries were halted.

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Don't Compromise Your Principles in the New Funding Model, Global Fund Told

3 Aug 2012

Activists disrupt session at AIDS 2012 on the future of the Global Fund

Jaramillo signs pledge to oppose the use of funding caps

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A Critique of the Global Fund's Consolidated Transformation Plan

15 Dec 2011

In a bid to survive its suddenly increased difficulties in getting adequate funding, the Global Fund Board approved an extensive and far-reaching Comprehensive Transformation Plan (CTP) at its meeting in Accra, Ghana on 20-21 November 2011. The CTP seeks to strengthen oversight, risk management and fiduciary control measures throughout the Global Fund system, especially at country level.

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