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7.

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).

5.

The Global Fund Needs to Manage the Relationship Among the Secretariat, the PR and the CCM

10 Sep 2012

In theory, country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs) are a great idea. CCMs provide a forum for relevant stakeholders in a country to discuss the gaps in the national response to AIDS, TB and malaria, develop proposals for the Global Fund to address these gaps, nominate  principal recipients (PRs) to implement the programmes should the proposals be approved, and oversee implementation.

4.

Global Fund's CCM Manager Expresses Disappointment with GFO Commentaries on CCMs

2 Sep 2011

Global Fund's CCM Manager Expresses Disappointment with GFO Commentaries on CCMs

2.

Principal Recipient for Papua New Guinea Grants Resigns

2 Sep 2011

Global Fund audit found some misuse of funds by government PR, media report says

Replacement PRs have been nominated

4.

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.

4.

New Information Notes for Round 11

9 Aug 2011

The Global Fund has been issuing new information notes for Round 11 at a fairly constant rate. When we went to press, there were 22 information notes listed on the Fund's website here. Below, we provide details on six of them. This is followed by a list of all 22 notes.

 

2.

Volume 2 of Aidspan's Round 11 Applying Guide Will Be Released Soon

9 Aug 2011

Aidspan plans to release the English version of Volume 2 of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 11 Applications to the Global Fund" within a few days of the launch of Round 11 (which is scheduled for 15 August). Volume 2 will include guidance on many of the questions on both the regular proposal form and the new common health systems strengthening (HSS) proposal form.

2.

The Global Fund Should Move Now to Expand the Non-CCM Window

15 Nov 2010

When is the Global Fund finally going to make it easier for Non-CCMs to apply to the Fund to address the needs of vulnerable populations that have been left out of the national response?

3.

Report Documents Gaps in Civil Society Participation on CCMs

8 Oct 2010

People living with HIV are present on CCMs, but often lack genuine access to decision-making. Key affected populations are often absent from CCMs. CCM members (not just government representatives) are often unable or unwilling to create the conditions needed for the meaningful participation of these populations.

6.

Recent Developments in Global Fund's Gender Equality Strategy

20 Sep 2010

When the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Guidelines are revised later this year, they will include strategies to strengthen gender expertise and achieve balanced gender representation on CCMs.

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