2.

Global Fund Terminates Two Grants to Uganda

10 Mar 2007

The Global Fund has permanently terminated two grants to Uganda because of unsatisfactory performance. The grants were a Round 2 malaria grant and a Round 2 TB grant. Uganda will lose about $16 million as a result of this action.

This is the second time that the Fund has taken action regarding these grants. In 2005, the Fund temporarily suspended all of Uganda's grants while problems with financial management were investigated.


2.

"Providing" Treatment Versus "Supporting" Treatment

28 Jul 2005

A key feature of the Global Fund is that it says it is "results-based" - that it can measure the impact that its grants have, and it can prove to its donors that their money is well-spent.

Recently, PEPFAR (the $15 billion US bilateral AIDS program) has had a difficult time coping with some confusions that its published numbers have caused. The experience provides a sobering lesson for the Fund.


4.

The Fund's "Executive Dashboard"

28 Jul 2005

In June 2004, Richard Feachem, the Fund's Executive Director, informed the board, "We have developed the so-called 'Executive Dashboard', an IT-based tracking and reporting tool, which will allow us to monitor progress against agreed targets on an ongoing basis and intervene early when there are signs of slippage."


4.

The First Fifty "Phase 2 Renewals"

23 May 2005

The Global Fund has made its fiftieth decision regarding whether to approve a grant for extension beyond the first two years, known as "Phase 2 Renewal."


6.

Aidspan Website Adds Graphical Representation of Grant Delays

23 May 2005

The website of Aidspan, the NGO that publishes GFO, now provides a graphical record of changes over time in the extent to which various groups of Global Fund grants are ahead of or behind schedule. The graphs can be reached by clicking on "Graphs" near the top of www.aidspan.org/grants/totals.


7.

Excerpts from Grant Scorecards

23 May 2005

As reported above, the Global Fund Secretariat provides confidential Grant Scorecards to board members during consideration of "Phase 2 renewal" of grants that are approaching the end of their second year.


1.

Global Fund Grants are Three Months Behind Schedule, on Average

5 May 2005

Global Fund grants are, on average, three months behind schedule, according to an analysis conducted by Aidspan, the NGO that publishes GFO.


3.

Additional Data Regarding Global Fund Grant Performance

5 May 2005

Listed below is tabular data that was used for the article above entitled "ANALYSIS: Global Fund Grants are Three Months Behind Schedule, on Average." Additional data, updated every two or three days, is available at www.aidspan.org/grants and www.aidspan.org/grants/totals.


2.

Phase 2 Grant Renewal: A System That Backfired

17 Apr 2005

Last year, the Global Fund established a procedure, known as "Phase 2 renewal," for determining which grants should receive three more years of funding after reaching the end of the two years covered in the original grant agreement. The Global Fund Secretariat suggested that these renewal decisions should be made by the Secretariat alone, given that each grant had originally been approved in principle for up to five years.


6.

Successes and Failures Among Grants Reviewed for Phase 2

7 Mar 2005

During the past month, the Global Fund Secretariat has presented 26 grants to the board for consideration for Phase 2 renewal. For each of these grants, the Fund has provided the board with the results of an extensive and candid review of the grant's performance thus far.


Pages