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Risk management processes at the Global Fund need significant improvement, OIG audit report says

13 Jun 2017
Weaknesses in oversight and accountability identified at Board and senior management levels

In its annual report, prepared for the Board meeting on 3-4 May 2017, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said that the Global Fund is making “significant progress” in managing risks (see GFO article).

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Global Fund gets top marks in performance assessment

2 Apr 2017
Fund is “fit for purpose;” innovation is valued
Assessment also identifies areas where improvements are needed

“The Global Fund provides strong leadership for the response to HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria…. The Fund fully meets the requirements of an effective multilateral organization. It is fit for purpose and able to adapt to future needs.”

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Shadow reports on CCM performance flag issues of oversight and conflict of interest

7 Mar 2017
Preliminary results reveal inconsistencies between performance assessments conducted by civil society and the Global Fund

Preliminary results have been released from a civil society shadow reporting initiative on the performance of nine African country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs).

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Responsibility to “End It for Good”

13 Aug 2016

“End It for Good,” is the rallying call for the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment conference, to be held in Montreal, Canada on 16-17 September 2016. Millions of lives have been saved and infections averted, and tremendous progress has been made in the fight against AIDS, TB, and malaria. Yet, there is still no greater global health challenge for humanity.

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The Global Fund scores well in the 2016 Aid Transparency Index

18 Apr 2016

According to the non-profit organization, Publish What You Fund (PWYF), The Global Fund ranks among the top five donors of global aid for its transparency and accountability. PWYF released its Aid Transparency Index on 13 April.

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Processes related to the implementation of the 2012-2016 Strategy are ineffective: OIG

5 Apr 2016
However, actions are being taken to address the problem

The processes and controls for the implementation of of the 2012-2016 strategy are currently ineffective, the Office of the Inspector General says, although actions are being taken to improve them. This information is contained in a report on an audit conducted by the OIG. The report was released on 8 March.

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New platform for reports of human rights violations in Global Fund programs launched

5 May 2015
A first response to complaints will be made within 48 hours

Interested parties will now be able to report alleged human rights violations or infringements occurring in programs or activities supported by the Global Fund using a new complaints mechanism launched by the Global Fund on 27 April.

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An open Global Fund means closing the implementer-level data gap at country level

15 Apr 2015

The Global Fund is one of the more transparent global health institutions despite dropping 6 places in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) ranking for the periods 2012 – 2014. It affords the public considerable access to data on grant funding flows and programme results.

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New Aidspan paper explores the role of the local fund agent (LFA)

11 Jun 2014
Evolving responsibilities include risk management, accountability and effective oversight of grant implementation at country level

Aidspan on 11 June released a new paper on the evolving role of the local fund agent (LFA) in the Global Fund's ecology, specifically in relation to in-country oversight of grant implementation.

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New Publication Provides Varied Perspectives on the Global Fund

9 Aug 2011

In Indonesia, the dependency of the government on foreign aid is a matter of great concern. Global Fund money is used by the government as an excuse not to allocate government funding for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

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