CCM

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OIG audit of public sector grants to Tanzania uncovers many of the same problems that were identified in a 2009 audit

11 Feb 2016

In an audit of how public sector grants to Tanzania have been managed, the Office of the Inspector General handed out poor grades across the board. The OIG also said that many of the problems it uncovered had already been identified in an earlier audit in 2009.

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GIZ extends deadline for applications for technical assistance in its main program areas

11 Dec 2015

The GIZ BACKUP Health initiative has extended to 31 December 2015 the deadline for applications for technical assistance from its three new program areas: country coordinating mechanisms, health systems strengthening, and grant management. The original deadline was 15 December.

Among the types of project GIZ hopes to fund are:

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Special arrangements established for funding applications from four Middle East countries and territories

7 Dec 2015

The Global Fund Board has waived certain requirements for processing HIV and TB funding applications from Iraq, Palestine, Syria, and Yemen because of the current political context and challenging operating environments in these countries and territories. The requirements that have been waived relate to country coordinating mechanism eligibility, counterpart financing, and willingness to pay.

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The challenges of CCM reform in the DRC

24 Nov 2015
The CCM will be integrated into a national steering committee for health

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a reform of the country coordinating mechanism is underway to make it comply with Global Fund requirements and to integrate it into a national steering committee for health, the Comité National de Pilotage du Secteur de la Santé.

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Survey finds African key populations still largely excluded from decision-making, despite NFM promises

23 Nov 2015
Participation diminishes as countries move through the stages of the application process

According to a new report, cornerstone principals of the new funding model, such as inclusive country dialogue and meaningful participation, have not translated in practice for key populations in sub-Saharan Africa.

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New CSO-KAP-PLWD Forum in Lao PDR will provide civil society with a voice in national programs

3 Nov 2015
Forum will play a role in monitoring grant implementation

The Lao civil society sector has been strengthening its engagement with the country coordinating mechanism. A Forum of Civil Society Organizations, Key Affected Populations, and People Living with the Diseases was initiated in early 2015 under the leadership of Dr Soulany Chansy, who is from the Lao Red Cross and is vice-chair of the CCM. The CCM secretariat provided support.

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Global Fund may reduce funding to Nigeria because some recoverable amounts have not yet been repaid

1 Oct 2015
The 2014-2017 allocation may be cut by more than $5 million
CCM appeals to the government for assistance in repaying the amounts owing

The Global Fund may reduce funding for Nigeria’s HIV and TB grants by more than $5 million because it is having difficulty recovering outstanding amounts owing following an audit and an investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General in 2011.

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Transparency and streamlined accountability: what watchdogs, grant implementers and OIG want

19 Aug 2015
Aidspan hosts regional round table on Global Fund grants management, implementation and results tracking within recipient countries

Both watchdogs and the OIG are having trouble accessing useful and complete country-level data to track and verify grant budgeting, expenditure and results data. There are also significant obstacles keeping implementers from meeting requirements for reporting to national oversight structures. These two conclusions drove two days of strategic discussions at an Aidspan roundtable in early August drawing participants from 10 countries.

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Creating links between the OIG and local watchdogs

17 Aug 2015
In identifying fraud, watchdogs are playing a vital role in ensuring transparency and accountability

The following is a transcript of an interview of Etienne Michaud during a recent visit to attend Aidspan’s Regional Roundtable in August 2015. The interview has been condensed for clarity.

Aidspan : The OIG has no presence at country level. How are you working with country-based organizations to support your work ?

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From having a voice to being heard: the case for professionalizing key population representatives

27 May 2015

Among the recommendations of a recent report on the Representation and Participation of Key Populations on Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) in six African countries, Aidspan underlines the need to professionalize key population representatives (KPRs).

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