Le 4 août 2017, le Nigeria a été informé que sa demande de financement pour la lutte conjointe contre le VIH et la tuberculose – déposée le 28 mai 2017 – n’était pas invitée à passer au stade de l’établissement de la subvention. Le Comité technique d’examen des propositions a recommandé qu’une version révisée soit préparée.
On 4 August 2017, Nigeria was notified that its TB/HIV funding request – submitted on 28 May 2017 – was not invited to proceed to grant-making. The Technical Review Panel (TRP) recommended a further iteration of the funding request. This means that the country must re-work and resubmit its funding request, addressing the TRP’s concerns. The country will resubmit its funding request in Window 4 on 7 February 2018.
A 2016 audit report on grants to Nigeria spelled out seven agreed management actions, or AMAs, which the Secretariat agreed to undertake to address the problems highlighted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Recently, Aidspan received an update on the status of the AMAs from Mark Edington, Head of the Grant Management Division (GMD) and his colleagues.
As reported in a separate article in this issue, among the funding from the 2014-2016 allocations awarded by the Board in December, $40.5 million went to six grants from five components and countries that have not previous received funding. See the table for details.
For the first 10 months or so of 2017, 91 agreed management actions (AMAs) were closed and 73 new ones were opened. As of 10 October 2016, there were 17 long overdue AMAs (defined as being more than 180 days late).
AMAs are actions that the Secretariat has agreed to implement following discussions with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) about problems identified in OIG audits and investigations.
La Fondation Ecobank a renouvelé son partenariat avec le Fonds mondial en annonçant une contribution d'une valeur de trois millions de dollars sur trois ans, lors de la Conférence de reconstitution du Fonds qui s’est tenue
The Ecobank Foundation renewed its partnership with the Global Fund, announcing a three-year, $3 million commitment during the Fund’s September Replenishment Conference in Montreal, Canada as reported by Aidspan here.
An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General has found evidence of systematic embezzlement of program funds, fraudulent practices, and collusion by staff of a sub-recipient for an HIV grant to Nigeria. The OIG released a report on investigation on 3 May.
Despite efforts made the Secretariat and despite significant investments – over $800 million in the past few years – there are still major deficiencies in the Nigeria portfolio’s internal controls, affecting procurement and supply chain management, financial management, and program management.