Global Fund civil society implementers in English- and Portuguese-speaking African countries create forum to share experience

9 Jul 2019
Grant performance, funds absorption and peer learning discussed at June meeting

The Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Service Organizations (EANNASO) convened a meeting of Global Fund civil society Principal Recipients (PRs) and some sub-recipients (SRs) from Anglophone and Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) Africa, with the aim of achieving better grant performance.


OIG audit praises Kenya’s procurement and supply chain processes, identifies implementation challenges

15 Jan 2019
Gaps in service delivery, grant implementation and measurement of grant performance

Kenya has made significant progress against HIV, TB and malaria. This is partly due to the country’s ability to successfully procure Global Fund-supported health products, despite not using the Global Fund Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM). The country also ensures that health products are available to health facilities as needed.


Countries could improve data use to inform more effective grant implementation, Aidspan study finds

2 Jul 2018
Difference found between state and non-state implementers’ use of data

A new report published by Aidspan suggests that countries may not be using data optimally to inform grant implementation. Implementers of Global Fund grants collect and use data for several different purposes, depending on the type of implementer. State Principal Recipients collect data to measure strategic impact, whereas non-state implementers appear to collect data mainly to meet reporting requirements. 


Les pays d'Afrique occidentale et centrale fixent de nouveaux objectifs ambitieux pour décembre 2017

9 Sep 2016
Les pays répondent aux problèmes d'absorption des financements et de mise en œuvre des subventions auxquels ils font face

⇒ Doubler la couverture de ART en 2017.


Countries in West and Central Africa set new and ambitious targets for December 2017

1 Aug 2016
The countries are responding to problems in absorbing funding and implementing grants
  • Double the coverage of ART in 2017.

OIG audit of grants to Kenya raises issues related to sustainability and grant effectiveness

7 Sep 2015
Devolution of health budgets and services to the county level is creating challenges
Grant performance is measured based on national targets rather than grant-specific targets

An audit of Global Fund grants to Kenya has found that the management of financial and fiduciary risks, and the management of health services and products risks has been generally effective.

However, the OIG said that there was room for improvement in the management of programmatic and performance risks, as well as governance, oversight and management risks. (In OIG parlance, these were rated “partial plan to become effective.”)


Report Is Critical of PR in Haiti; Change of PR Is Imminent

2 Nov 2010

An audit report on Haiti, recently released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), has revealed significant issues with the performance of the Société Générale Haitienne de Banque (also known as Fondation Sogebank), a non-profit foundation which has served as the principal recipient (PR) for all but one of the Global Fund grants in Haiti.


More than Three Grants in Four Are Performing Well, Report Says

18 Mar 2010

Among the 436 grants that were reviewed to the end of 2009 in preparation for a decision on continued funding, 78% have performed well (i.e., received a rating of A or B1). This is one of the findings of "The Global Fund 2010: Innovation and Impact," a report on results released by the Global Fund on 8 March 2010. Grants are rated on the following scale:


Study Links Global Fund Grant Performance to Possible Contributory Factors

15 Jun 2007

Global Fund grants where the Principal Recipient (PR) is not a government entity are somewhat more likely to perform well, according to a recent statistical analysis published in The Lancet.


GAO Report Finds Problems Regarding Performance and Assessment of LFAs

15 Jun 2007

Local Fund Agents (LFAs) perform work of very variable quality, yet the Fund provides little guidance regarding what it expects of them, according to a report released last month by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).