Local Fund Agent (LFA)

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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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LFA paper released

6 Feb 2014

With a budget of $65 million annually, the Local Fund Agents represent a significant and critical element in the Global Fund’s architecture and reflects about 20 percent of its total operating budget. Despite this, there has been little reflection or review of this piece of the model. One of the last reviews of the LFA system was commissioned by the Fund in 2006, and published online in 2007.

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OIG Releases Report on Diagnostic Review for Gambia Grants

17 Oct 2012
Good practices observed among the PRs, but some weaknesses in administration identified
Report is critical of CCM, LFA

There are several good practices in the implementation of Global Fund grants in Gambia, but there are also weaknesses in financial management, procurement and supplies management, and oversight, according to a diagnostic review carried out by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

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Concerns about Reporting Relationships of CCMs, PRs and LFAs Raised at Regional CCM Meeting

23 Aug 2011

Having both the principal recipients (PRs) and local fund agents (LFAs) report directly to the Global Fund Secretariat and, in the process, bypassing country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs) has usurped the CCM's oversight role.

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Global Fund Strengthens the Involvement of LFAs in Fraud Detection and Prevention

25 Jul 2011

Procedures are tightened

LFA required to do regular spot checks of SRs

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GAO Report Finds Problems Regarding Performance and Assessment of LFAs

15 Jun 2007

Local Fund Agents (LFAs) perform work of very variable quality, yet the Fund provides little guidance regarding what it expects of them, according to a report released last month by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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Study Links Global Fund Grant Performance to Possible Contributory Factors

15 Jun 2007

Global Fund grants where the Principal Recipient (PR) is not a government entity are somewhat more likely to perform well, according to a recent statistical analysis published in The Lancet.

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Main Decisions Made at Global Fund April Board Meeting

30 Apr 2007

Key decisions made by the Global Fund Board at the meeting that ended on Friday were as follows.

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Recommendations on Operational Issues from the Partnership Forum

19 Sep 2006

The 400 participants at the Global Fund's Partnership Forum in July 2006 in Durban, South Africa, made recommendations of two main kinds: strategic, and operational. The strategic recommendations were reported in GFO Issue 61. (See www.aidspan.org/gfo.) Now, in this issue, we summarize the operational recommendations.

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Global Fund to Review Work of Local Fund Agents

19 Sep 2006

The Global Fund is about to commission a major study of the effectiveness of Local Fund Agents (LFAs), prior to issuing new LFA contracts next year.

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