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OIG investigation reveals fraudulent activities by an SR in Nigeria

10 May 2016
$3.8 million in expenditures deemed non-compliant

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General has found evidence of systematic embezzlement of program funds, fraudulent practices, and collusion by staff of a sub-recipient for an HIV grant to Nigeria. The OIG released a report on investigation on 3 May.

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OIG releases reports on three investigations

19 Apr 2016
Non-compliant expenditures were found in TB grants to India and Bangladesh, and a malaria grant to Guyana

Between 29 March and 13 April 2016, the Office of the Inspector General published reports on three investigations – one each in India, Guyana and Bangladesh. The OIG identified non-compliant expenditures ranging from $56,966 for a malaria grant in Guyana to $311,637 for a TB grant in Bangladesh. This article provides a brief summary of the OIG’s findings.

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Despite serious concerns about risk, Global Fund approves $316 million in new funding for TB/HIV grants to Nigeria

17 Dec 2015
Grants are considered critical to maintaining and scaling up existing services
Fund says the standard approach to risk mitigation in Nigeria is not sufficient

The Secretariat is recruiting state-level fund portfolio managers for Nigeria

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OIG investigation reveals irregularities in the operations of an SR in an HIV grant to Timor-Leste

19 Oct 2015
Evidence of non-competitive tenders and other improper procurement practices

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General has found evidence of non-competitive tenders and other improper procurement practices by a sub-recipient of an HIV grant to Timor-Leste totaling $152,626, a portion of which the OIG attributed to fraud, overpricing and non-delivery of items. A report on the investigation was released on 9 October.

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OIG investigation uncovers evidence of fraud and other irregularities in an HIV grant to Egypt

2 Oct 2015
The OIG identified non-compliant expenditures of $668,877

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General into an HIV grant to Egypt has found evidence of fraudulent practices and other procurement irregularities on the part of the principal recipient, the National AIDS Program, which compromised contracts worth $668,877.  

Global Fund seeks to recover $116,000 from Tajikistan after procurement fraud

4 May 2015
A government sub-recipient was found to have significantly overpriced non-health products bought with Global Fund grant money

The Global Fund will seek to recover some $116,000 in misused funds from Tajikistan attributed to improper procurement practices by a government sub-recipient of an HIV grant managed by the UN Development Program.

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OIG releases first “annual opinion” on the Global Fund Secretariat

1 Apr 2015
Says organizational maturity has improved, but further enhancements are required

There have been progressive improvements in “organizational maturity” since the Global Fund began its transformation process in 2012, but the Fund still has some distance to travel, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

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OIG releases annual report for 2014 and an update on agreed management actions

31 Mar 2015
Secretariat issues report on recoveries

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued its annual report for 2014 and reported to the Board on the implementation of agreed management actions (AMAs) by the Secretariat as part of a presentation at the 33rd Board meeting on 31 March. In a separate report, the Secretariat provided the Board with an update on recoveries.

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Global Fund will seek reimbursement from Nigeria's national AIDS agency following contract violations found by OIG

25 Feb 2015

The Global Fund will seek the reimbursement of some $786,000 that was improperly spent by the Nigerian National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) on a 2011-2013 project to renovate medical stores.

The irregularities were revealed in a report by the Office of the Inspector General on 20 February, released in response to a review request by the Global Fund in May 2013.

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OIG investigation uncovers evidence of collusion, fraud and corruption in procurement activities in Kazakhstan

2 Feb 2015
Contracts worth $16.5 million were compromised; OIG recommends that at least $5.4 million in over-payments be recovered

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) into procurement in HIV and TB grants to Kazakhstan found evidence of systematic collusion, fraud and corruption by local vendors and other parties that compromised 76 contracts worth $16.5 million. Separately, similar problems on a smaller scale were uncovered in Yemen.

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