Value for money
The Global Fund Board has adopted a set of “principles” governing the selection of LFAs (some of the principles are really policies); has delegated to the Audit and Finance Committee (AFC) the authority to modify the principles; and has delegated to the Secretariat the authority to establish the procedures for procurement of LFA services. The principles were recommended by the Secretariat and endorsed by the AFC.
The Global Fund has failed to meet its 2015 targets on access to funding, value for money, resource mobilization, and human rights protection. The Fund is also unlikely to meet its 2016 target for health system strengthening.
This information was contained in a paper on the results of the Fund’s key performance indicator targets presented to the Board at its meting in Abidjan on 26-27 April.
Le Secrétariat a donné des informations sur les Initiatives Spéciales au Comité de la Stratégie, des Investissements et de l’Impact (CSII) et au Comité des Finances et des résultats opérationnels. Ces informations n’ont pas été rendues publiques, mais Aidspan a reçu la permission d’en couvrir le contenu.
The Secretariat has provided an update on Special Initiatives to the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee and the Financial and Operational Performance Committee. The update has not been made public, but Aidspan has received permission to report on its contents.
Access to essential medicines remains a challenge in most developing countries and is among the Millennium Development Goal targets. Over the past decade, international organizations including the Global Fund, the World Bank, USAID have invested in improving access to essential medicines.
The Center for Global Development (CGD) has published a “consultation draft” of a report on value for money in global health, with particular reference to the Global Fund. The CGD is seeking feedback on the draft. The deadline for feedback is 12 July 2013.
In Indonesia, the dependency of the government on foreign aid is a matter of great concern. Global Fund money is used by the government as an excuse not to allocate government funding for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.