Over the past two weeks, the Global Fund was involved in a public argument with the government of South Africa over whether Global Fund grants to South Africa are being disbursed quickly enough.
After several false starts, the Global Fund and South Africa signed agreements on August 7 regarding three Round 1 grants that were originally approved over eighteen months ago:
Following are brief excerpts from contributions to Postings Four to Six of the GFO Discussion Forum. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of GFO or Aidspan.
No resolution has yet been reached regarding the Global Fund's disputed grant to KwaZulu Natal (KZN), one of South Africa's nine provinces. The grant, for $72 million over 5 years, was approved in Round One, eight months ago.