Grant Implementation

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Update on the implementation of the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022

4 May 2017
Report describes progress for each strategic objective and sub-objective

A report prepared for the Board meeting on 3-4 May in Kigali, Rwanda, provided an update on the implementation of the objectives and sub-objectives from the Global Fund’s 2017-2022 Strategy. For each sub-objective, the report described the progress achieved to date, as well as key challenges and risks, and future plans.

7.

OIG audit of grants to Côte d’Ivoire shows mixed results

29 Jan 2017
Audit cites weak oversight by Ministry of Public Health and Hygiene

In an audit of grants to Côte d’Ivoire, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) rated grant implementation arrangements as being “partially effective”; and supply chain controls and assurance mechanisms as “needing significant improvement.”

The OIG uses a four-tier rating system: Effective; Partially effective; Needs significant improvement; and Ineffective.

6.

The OIG’s latest audit of grants to Zimbabwe shows mixed results

18 Jul 2016
Internal controls and grant implementation rated as effective; improvements needed in service quality and supply chain management

Zimbabwe received a mixed report card in an audit performed by the Office of the Inspector General. The OIG rated internal controls and grant implementation arrangements as effective, but said that improvements were needed in supply chain management and the quality of services provided. A report on the audit was released on 13 July.

6.

Progress in assurance and risk management too slow: OIG

18 Nov 2015
The OIG says the roll out of new assurance model requires more buy-in and more support from the top

According to the Office of the Inspector General, insufficient progress has been made in assurance and risk management.

In its semi-annual progress report to the Board, the OIG said that its audit work has revealed that despite Global Fund investments in this area, assurance measures have had limited effectiveness and are still not being tailored to the country context.

2.

Hard choices in Russia as the final HIV grant proposal is submitted

18 Sep 2014
Stakeholders grappling with priorities: services or advocacy?

The concept note delivered on 8 September for Russia's last HIV grant from the Global Fund was a perfect illustration of the conundrum facing a growing number of Eastern European/Central Asian countries: how to do more with less to fight a widening HIV epidemic.

3.

On the border between Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, a challenge in supporting HIV-positive women

18 Sep 2014
Armed conflict, extreme poverty and a porous border have contributed to high HIV prevalence rates

Ten years of armed conflict and perpetual insecurity have driven HIV prevalence in Côte d'Ivoire higher -- especially among women in the western zone on the Liberian border. Many of these women were infected as a result of sexual violence perpetuated by one or another of the marauding armed groups that terrorized the region for over a decade; others were infected after turning to prostitution to escape extreme poverty.

7.

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.

2.

Ukraine needs to find innovative ways to increase impact: Global Fund

7 Apr 2014
Fund calls for cuts in non-essential services

The Global Fund expects Ukraine to do more with less.

6.

In South Sudan, debate on how to maintain HIV treatment adherence during times of war

19 Mar 2014
Global Fund supported programs trying to maintain support for 6,617 people on ART

More than 700,000 people have fled their homes since conflict erupted in mid-December in South Sudan, which has compromised their safety and security and made them more exposed to the risk of illness and other public health challenges. But for the estimated 6,617 people living with HIV who are taking anti-retroviral treatment supported by the Global Fund, being far away from their home clinic has become a matter of life or death.

2.

“Significantly over-allocated” countries see limits on their resources under new funding model’s allocations

19 Mar 2014
These countries will be limited to implementing existing grants through 2016

Countries considered by the Global Fund to be “significantly over-allocated” have seen dramatic reductions in their allocations under the new funding model (NFM), and will be limited to implementing existing grants until the end of 2016.

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