Financial management

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The OIG’s report on Malawi identifies deficiencies in programs implemented for the three diseases

15 Jan 2017
Audit report on Malawi finds important components of some activities funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Fund, have not been implemented

The OIG last reviewed Malawi in 2010 with that audit being published in August 2012. That audit identified weaknesses in financial management, sub-recipient management, procurement and supply chain management. Malawi has since had to repay $3.3 million of the $36 million it utilized due to findings of improper spending unearthed by a 2012 audit.

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OIG investigation into a South Sudan SR uncovers more than $0.5 million in non-compliant expenditures

18 Jul 2016

An investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has determined that Caritas Torit, a sub-recipient (SR) for three grants to South Sudan, exercised weak financial management and controls over the disbursement of program funds, including lack of or inadequate supporting documents, proper bookkeeping, and accounting records.

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OIG audit in South Sudan raises questions about managing grants in difficult operating environments

19 Oct 2015
Weaknesses identified in managing programs and health services and products, and in governance and oversight

An audit by the Office of the Inspector General on grants to South Sudan concluded that while financial and fiduciary controls are at the level of the principal recipients were effective, there are weaknesses in the management of programs and health services and products, and in governance and oversight. A report on the audit was released on 5 October.

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OIG audit of grants to Pakistan reveals weaknesses in implementation arrangements, and financial and procurement management

2 Oct 2015
Internal controls over programmatic activities were assessed as being generally effective

An audit by the Office of the Inspector General of grants to Pakistan concluded that while internal controls over programmatic activities are generally effective, there is considerable room for improvement in implementation arrangements, financial management, and procurement and supply chain management.

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Concerns about Malawi financial management outweighed by burden of need

18 Jun 2015
Despite scandal involving parastatal principal recipient, Malawi receiving additional resources from Global Fund

Despite continued concerns about Malawi’s ability to absorb grant funds, the country will receive an additional $37 million in incentive funding to support its HIV program, bringing the total allocation under the new funding model for this central African nation for all three diseases and health systems strengthening to more than $611 million.

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New HIV grant signed for Papua New Guinea

18 Jun 2015
Key population services emphasized in $14.2 million grant

Papua New Guinea has signed a $14.2 million grant with the Global Fund under the new funding model that emphasizes outreach and targeted prevention messages for key populations, as well as continuing service delivery even to the most remote areas in the Pacific nation.

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Ecuador and Rwanda audits show mixed results

15 Jan 2015
Problems in governance, oversight and management in Rwanda; deficiencies in program performance and controls of health services and products in Ecuador

Reports on audits of grants in Rwanda and Ecuador were released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the end of December.

Rwanda

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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.

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Progress Report Describes Significant Changes in the Approach of the OIG

19 Jun 2013
More attention will be paid to Secretariat processes and the work of other assurance providers
OIG-Secretariat relations have improved

In what it describes as a “sea-change,” the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said that it is moving away from its historical emphasis on country level grants towards “consulting engagements” focusing more on reviewing internal Secretariat processes and the work of other assurance providers.

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Former General Manager Reflects on His Time with the Fund

19 Jun 2013
Jaramillo says deficiencies in financial management at the Secretariat were underestimated
“Transformation has produced a more disciplined and effective Secretariat”

Gabriel Jaramillo, who was a member of the High-Level Panel and who served as the Global Fund’s General Manager from February 2012 to January 2013, has provided the Board with some reflections on his time working with the Fund.

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