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Recommendations for transitioning countries made available

31 Mar 2016
APMGlobal Health and Aidspan release a paper on transition

APMGlobal Health and Aidspan have jointly released recommendations for countries transitioning from Global Fund support. The recommendations are contained in a paper entitled Transitions from donor funding to domestic reliance for HIV responses.

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Make CCM performance appraisals and improvement plans public

22 Mar 2016

This is the second in a series of commentaries on gaps in transparency at the Global Fund. The first commentary concerned the submission and review of concept notes.

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The Global Fund and its stakeholders would be better served if the Fund released more information related to concept notes

23 Feb 2016

The Global Fund is more transparent that probably any other major funder, but there are nevertheless gaps in transparency that the Fund needs to address. This is the first in a series of commentaries on this topic.

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Aidspan releases report on willingness-to-pay commitments in 13 countries

25 Jan 2016
Monitoring the implementation of the commitments will be challenging
The WTP policy was effective at leveraging additional commitments from governments

Aidspan has published a report on how The Global Fund’s willingness-to-pay (WTP) policy is being operationalized at country level. The report is based on an analysis of case studies which Aidspan conducted in 13 countries, plus information provided by The Global Fund Secretariat.

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Aidspan releases new strategic plan for 2016-2018

9 Jan 2016
Plan is based on an external review and other factors
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More attention should be paid to data collection and use, authors say

31 Oct 2015
“There is a lack of data to guide smart investment decisions”

The Global Fund needs to accord a much higher priority to data collection and use, according to Cathryn Streifel and Todd Summers, authors of a paper on “Data for Decisionmaking and the Global Fund.” The paper, published in October by the Center for Strategic International Studies, was based on a discussion organized by CSIS among a small group of data experts.

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Aidspan launches its open data platform

16 Jun 2015
The Aidspan Portal Workbench is a web tool that will be useful to all persons interested in Global Fund grant data

Aidspan has made public its data platform, the Aidspan Portal Workbench (APW). The APW is a flexible and powerful web-based application which retrieves grant portfolio data from the web services provided by the Global Fund and then makes the data available in a user-friendly way. Instructions on how to access the APW are provided at the end of this article.

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Global Fund announces plans to make some concept note attachments public

16 Jun 2015
Decision follows request from Aidspan to increase access to documents related to concept notes and the ensuing grants

The Global Fund has agreed to release three documents related to concept notes that were not previously made public. The documents are the modular template attachment; the financial gap analysis and counterpart financing attachment; and the programmatic gap attachment.

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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.

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The Global Fund and the fears of transparency

4 Mar 2014

In 2002, the new Global Fund was a world leader in aid transparency. It had committed to publish a volume and level of technical details on its grants that was unprecedented in international development.

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