CCM

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Global Fund country coordinating mechanisms are good; they could be better

19 Mar 2019
CCM potential could be fulfilled by strengthening leadership, representation and integration
7.

Malawi faces wide-ranging challenges in Global Fund grant implementation

19 Mar 2019
Some relate to Global Fund processes, others to political and economic context
3.

Fiji’s TB program achieves successful transition from Global Fund grant to domestic funding

11 Feb 2019
More than two years before grant closure, ‘improvement plan’ helped identify processes that would underpin transition

The Republic of Fiji was the recipient of a Global Fund grant to support Fiji’s national tuberculosis plan from 2010 to 2018.

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OIG investigation in Mozambique finds embezzlement of funds by CCM Executive Secretary

15 Jan 2019
Inadequate oversight and lack of rules for handling expenses were contributing factors

In an investigation of Global Fund grants to Mozambique, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has found that the Executive Secretary of Mozambique’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) was responsible for non-compliant expenditures of $26,020 over the period of a year between 2016 and 2017, by claiming false expenses and vouchers. Of this, $22,593 was fraudulent.

2.

The Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism evolution project prepares consultants at Casablanca workshop

16 Oct 2018
Technical assistance consultants will support 18 selected countries in the pilot phase

The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) hub of the Global Fund Secretariat organized a workshop in Casablanca, Morocco, from September 17 to 21, 2018, aimed to orient consultants who have been selected to support the 18 countries included in the pilot phase of the Global Fund’s CCM evolution project.

4.

Global Fund Board adopts a CCM Policy and a new CCM Code of Conduct

12 May 2018
The CCM Policy replaces the current CCM Guidelines

The Global Fund Board has approved a new CCM Policy, which replaces the Guidelines and Requirements for Country Coordinating Mechanisms (hereinafter, CCM Guidelines). The Board delegated authority to the Strategy Committee to approve amendments to the CCM Policy.

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Global Fund Board approves CCM Evolution initiative at an intermediate level of ambition but with a phased-in approach

12 May 2018
Budget of $3.85 million approved for 2018–2019

The Global Fund Board has approved implementation of a CCM Evolution initiative at an intermediate level of ambition. However, the Board has opted for a phased-in approach. It approved $3.85 million to cover costs in the balance of this year and in 2019. During the phase-in, 16 CCMs will be targeted.

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Follow-up audit of Global Fund grants to Nigeria shows significant improvements, OIG says

6 Mar 2018
But problems remain; and some mitigation measures need more time to become effective
9.

Capacity issues and delays in implementation plague otherwise successful Global Fund grants to Zambia, OIG says

9 Jan 2018
Health systems struggle to cope with rapid increases in volume caused by scale-up
4.

Until the Global Fund defines its risk appetite, it can’t know what level of assurance is required: OIG audit

9 Jan 2018
Assurance activities are insufficiently aligned to highest risk areas
Programmatic and health product risks have supplanted financial risk in the rankings

“The work on defining risk appetite is in its early stage and until [it is] sufficiently advanced, there is limited guidance on the required level of assurance.” This is one of main conclusions of an audit by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of in-country assurance.

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