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Funding for watchdogs can be included in grants

2 Sep 2015

In an article in GFO 269 on the links between the OIG and local watchdogs, we stated that there is currently no financial mechanism at the Global Fund to support local watchdogs. We have been notified by the Secretariat that funding for watchdogs can be included in a grant.

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An ever-greater number of watchdogs are becoming Global Fund recipients

18 Aug 2015
The profusion raises the question of how to manage conflicts of interest

“Our mission has always been to watch the GF. It never crossed our mind that we would be PR. We wanted to keep the GF on its toes. Once you are hungry and somebody waves a plate of food who are you not to take a bite?” said Felix Mwanza, a representative from Zambia’s TALC: a group that advocates for better access to health services on behalf of people living with HIV.

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Creating links between the OIG and local watchdogs

17 Aug 2015
In identifying fraud, watchdogs are playing a vital role in ensuring transparency and accountability

The following is a transcript of an interview of Etienne Michaud during a recent visit to attend Aidspan’s Regional Roundtable in August 2015. The interview has been condensed for clarity.

Aidspan : The OIG has no presence at country level. How are you working with country-based organizations to support your work ?

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An open Global Fund means closing the implementer-level data gap at country level

15 Apr 2015

The Global Fund is one of the more transparent global health institutions despite dropping 6 places in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) ranking for the periods 2012 – 2014. It affords the public considerable access to data on grant funding flows and programme results.