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Strategies include strengthening capacity of the state PRs and engaging top-level management
Still, absorptive capacity has improved despite long-standing challenges
As the Global Fund approaches the replenishment of funds for the next implementation period, 2020 to 2022, the question of how well Global Fund grant funds are absorbed has become prominent. It is a topic, among others, in recent reports by the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Secretariat and civil society organizations.
Program integration, and strengthening supply chain, infrastructure, and logistics must be prioritized
Guinea, a West African country of about 12 million people, faces several serious challenges in implementing its Global Fund grants. Some challenges have been related to the country’s political and epidemiological contexts. Others are related to the implementation of some Global Fund policies in the country.
“Probably one of the most debated topics in the Global Fund environment,” Secretariat says
Low absorption of funds within Global Fund grants has been a persistent and pervasive challenge in grant implementation, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, which receives about two third of Global Fund investment.