The Grants Renewal Panel says that overall performance of a single-stream-of-funding TB grant in Nepal has been high and that there is an opportunity for scale-up in the next implementation period.
A country audit in Nepal by the Global Fund's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has revealed some weaknesses in the management of Global Fund grants. However, the weaknesses are not as significant as those found in some other recent audits (e.g., Democratic Republic of Congo, and Philippines). A report on the Nepal audit was recently released by the OIG.
Editor's note: The biggest challenge facing the Global Fund is to ensure that grant disbursements actually lead to people receiving the promised treatment and prevention services. Often, despite good will and hard work on the part of many, entrenched bureaucracy or political unrest can provide major barriers.