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OIG audits of Global Fund grants to Rwanda and Benin raise issues related to data availability and quality
For grants in Rwanda, which follows a results-based financing model, availability of good and reliable data is especially critical
Despite additional safeguard measures, performance of Chad’s Global Fund HIV and TB grants are not improving, OIG says
Gaps in implementation arrangements have affected quality of services provided to patients
In a report on its audit of Global Fund grants in the Republic of Chad, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said that additional safeguard measures have helped “to reduce, but not sufficiently mitigate, significant financial and programmatic risks,” raising questions about the effectiveness of the technical assistance provided by the Gl
The Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism evolution project prepares consultants at Casablanca workshop
Technical assistance consultants will support 18 selected countries in the pilot phase
The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) hub of the Global Fund Secretariat organized a workshop in Casablanca, Morocco, from September 17 to 21, 2018, aimed to orient consultants who have been selected to support the 18 countries included in the pilot phase of the Global Fund’s CCM evolution project.
But problems remain; and some mitigation measures need more time to become effective
Capacity issues and delays in implementation plague otherwise successful Global Fund grants to Zambia, OIG says
Health systems struggle to cope with rapid increases in volume caused by scale-up
Three CCM maturity levels identified: Basic Governance, Program Oversight and Strategic Engagement
Going into the regional consultations on country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs), the Global Fund was proposing to adopt a differentiated approach to the role and structure of CCMs. They said that instead of having one standard model for all countries, as at present, there should be several models based on country size and operational context.
Regional consultations set for August and September
The Global Fund has embarked on a process that could see major changes made to the role and structure of country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs). A key part of the process is a series of regional consultations which the Global Fund’s CCM Hub is organizing together with several of the Fund’s partners, including GIZ BACKUP Health, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Initiative 5%.
Weaknesses in oversight and accountability identified at Board and senior management levels
In its annual report, prepared for the Board meeting on 3-4 May 2017, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said that the Global Fund is making “significant progress” in managing risks (see GFO article).
The program has both online and face-to-face components
The CCM Hub at the Global Fund Secretariat, in close collaboration with the USAID Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project, has developed a new standardized orientation program for country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs). The purpose of the program is to improve CCM performance by providing members with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities.
OIG investigation reveals small-scale fraud and nepotism involving a sub-recipient of a malaria grant to Cambodia
Double-billing of donors also found
An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General, initiated in October 2015, has found evidence of small-scale fraudulent payments of per diems as well as nepotism related to field missions billed by a sub-recipient (SR) of a malaria grant to Cambodia, the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM).