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.
Les préoccupations récurrentes du Fonds mondial sur les risques et les performances des subventions du portefeuille du Nigéria
Comme c’est souvent le cas lors des réunions du Conseil d’administration, un sujet qui n’était pas au programme officiel était de toutes les discussions de couloir. Lors de la dernière réunion, c’est la méthodologie d’allocation. Cette fois-ci, ce sont les préoccupations concernant les performances des subventions au Nigéria.
As happens at many Board meetings, a topic that was not on the official agenda was prominent in corridor discussions. Last meeting it was the allocations methodology. This meeting it was concerns about the performance of grants to Nigeria.