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OIG RELEASES FOUR NEW REPORTS

OIG RELEASES FOUR NEW REPORTS

Identifies $10.3 million that should be reimbursed by Ethiopia and Kenya Commends good practices in management of grants in Cuba At the end of April 2012, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released four new reports – three on audits conducted in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uzbekistan, and one on a diagnostic review conducted in Cuba. These are the first…

SIXTY-ONE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR TFM FUNDING, REPRESENTING DEMAND OF $616 MILLION

SIXTY-ONE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR TFM FUNDING, REPRESENTING DEMAND OF $616 MILLION

The Global Fund has revealed that 61 applications were received by 31 March 2012, the deadline date for applications under the Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM). The total demand expressed in these 61 applications is $616 million over the two-year lifetime of the proposals. These demand levels are preliminary and may change as a result of clarifications requested by the Secretariat…

ERROR-FILLED MEDIA STORIES ARE ANOTHER RISK THE GLOBAL FUND NEEDS TO MANAGE

ERROR-FILLED MEDIA STORIES ARE ANOTHER RISK THE GLOBAL FUND NEEDS TO MANAGE

Earlier this week, Reuters published a story about the Global Fund that represented terrible journalism. I won’t take up space here listing the smaller errors. The most serious error was the sentence that represented the heart of the story, in which Reuters in effect accused the Global Fund of corruption: “[General Manager Gabriel] Jaramillo took over [earlier this year] after an investigation found a ‘grave misuse…

GLOBAL FUND RELEASES MORE INFORMATION ON THE RENEWALS PROCESS

GLOBAL FUND RELEASES MORE INFORMATION ON THE RENEWALS PROCESS

The Global Fund Secretariat has provided GFO with some additional information on changes to the grants renewal process as a result of decisions made at the November 2011 Board meeting. The Secretariat plans to release an Operational Policy Note (OPN) containing the new information. The changes to the renewals process were described in a GFO article in December 2011. This article provides…

CCMS ARE NOT TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE GLOBAL FUND

CCMS ARE NOT TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE GLOBAL FUND

Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) have not fully utilised the funding available from the Global Fund for their operations, according to Oren Ginzburg, Head of Grant Management Support at the Global Fund Secretariat, the unit that houses the new CCM Hub. Whereas in 2011 the Global Fund budgeted $12.4 million for CCM funding, Mr Ginzburg said that only $5.6 million was requested. The funds…

NEW EDITION OF M&E TOOLKIT

NEW EDITION OF M&E TOOLKIT

The Global Fund has released the fourth edition of the Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit. This resource, developed in close collaboration with technical partners and in-country stakeholders, is designed to support the improved M&E of HIV, TB, malaria, health and community systems strengthening programmes. French and Spanish translations will be available in the coming weeks.

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