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COVID-19 derails implementation of agreed management actions, the Global Fund Board hears Outstanding AMAs have had lower than expected progress
Global Fund Secretariat and OIG report steady progress in the implementation of AMAs, but improvement still needed
For the second year in a row, the Global Fund has reported an all-time low on open and overdue AMAs
The Global Fund has continued to make good progress in the implementation of Agreed Management Actions (AMAs), the jointly reached, time-bound ‘next steps’ that follow a country audit or investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). For the second year in a row, the Global Fund has reported an all-time low number of open and overdue AMAs, according to a joint progress report by the Global Fund Secretariat and the OIG.
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
Overdue AMAs are at an all-time low since tracking began in 2014
Good progress has been made in implementing agreed management actions (AMAs), according to a progress report from the Secretariat and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The report was prepared for the Board meeting held on 14-15 November in Geneva.
The report presented data on the status of AMAs as of 31 August 2018. This article provides some of the report’s highlights.
OIG annual report says governments and partners are key to enabling the Global Fund to address quality of service issues
The Fund, acting alone, cannot resolve these challenges
“There is often an asymmetry between the high level of accountability for impact that the Global Fund is generally held to and the sometimes low level of control that the organization has on many of the factors that drive such impact.”
Global Fund shows significant progress in reducing financial risks, but challenges remain in implementing some key interventions, OIG says
Striking the right balance between fiduciary and program risk is proving elusive
Audits conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to date in 2017 reveal steady improvements in the Global Fund, both at the Secretariat and country levels, and also continuing challenges in some areas. This is the central theme of the OIG’s progress report prepared for the Board meeting just concluded in Geneva.
Marijke Wijnroks calls for more realistic targets and deliverables for AMAs
“We need to work with the OIG more on AMAs [agreed management actions] to try to make the timelines and deliverables more realistic,” Marijke Wijnroks says in her progress report to the Board.
Global Fund’s wambo.org platform has not achieved projected savings, nor improved lead times for orders, OIG says
Project has also experienced delays
Although clients using wambo.org express a high degree of satisfaction with the platform, the project has experienced delays, has not achieved projected savings, and has not improved lead times for orders, compared to the Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM).
OIG audit coincides with the introduction of a new grant operating system
Portfolio Review Committee to be established at the Secretariat to review portfolio-wide grant performance
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) says that following the recommendations of a High-Level Panel in 2011 to improve management and internal controls, the Global Fund took significant steps to establish appropriate governance structures, processes, controls and systems for managing its portfolio of grants.