There is a fair consensus among stakeholders that, in theory at least, the iterative process for funding applications under the new funding model (NFM) – which involves the development of concept notes and a process of country dialogue – is a significant improvement over the rounds-based applications process. The iterative process is being pilot tested now among early applicants.
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The management and implementation of Global Fund grants in the Republic of the Congo is “not satisfactory.” This is the main conclusion of an audit of five grants to the Republic of Congo undertaken by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
“Country ownership” has been one of the core principles of the Global Fund since it was created in 2002.
A project being implemented under a Global Fund grant will improve Zimbabwe's health information systems by providing Internet connection infrastructure for 82 urban and rural sites. The Zimbabwe project is just one of many similar projects around the world where modern communications technology is being used to enhance data collection.
Major improvements are needed in the management and implementation of Global Fund grants in India. This is the main conclusion of an audit of 10 grants to India undertaken by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
Communities and NGO Delegations Seek More Information on Funding Allocations for the Transition Phase of the NFM
The Communities and NGO delegations on the Global Fund Board have written to Executive Director Mark Dybul seeking clarification and additional information on how funding was allocated to early and interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM).
Civil society organisations (CSOs) and advocates for key population endorse the basic thrust of the new funding model (NFM), but are concerned about several aspects, according to a new report from the International Council of AIDS Service Organisations (ICASO).
The Foreign Ministry of France is undertaking an evaluation of the French “contribution” to the Global Fund. France wants to assess the extent to which Global Fund grants promote France’s development objectives and priorities. The evaluation will also assess the challenges faced by the Global Fund in introducing its new funding model.
Majority of PRs Say Grant Negotiation Process Too Complex, Rating System Does Not Accurately Reflect Performance
Two-thirds of the principal recipients (PRs) that responded to an Aidspan survey consider the grant negotiation process to be complex. The same proportion said that the grant rating system is not an accurate measure of performance.