The Secretariat has made progress in improving consultant management processes, particularly over the last year and half. Consultant costs, as a percentage of total staff costs, have gone down from 35% in 2015 to 19% in 2016. Processes and compliance have improved. The Secretariat is aware of several outstanding weaknesses and has various ongoing initiatives to remediate them.
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On 19 July 2017, the Global Fund published an audit report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on grants to the Republic of South Africa. The country is part of the Fund’s High Impact Africa 1 portfolio and has $312 million in signed grants for the implementation period April 2016 to March 2019.
While the Secretariat has improved its IT controls since the last IT audit conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in 2015, significant improvements are required in two areas: (a) designing a cloud computing strategy; and (b) managing the risks associated with cloud computing.
Dans un audit des subventions du Fonds mondial en Haïti, le Bureau de l’Inspecteur général juge « partiellement efficaces » les modalités de mise en œuvre et les outils d’assurance, ainsi que les contrôles internes relatifs à la gestion financière et à la gestion des sous-récipiendaires.
In an audit of Global Fund grants to Haiti, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has rated the implementation and assurance arrangements, financial management controls, and sub-recipient (SR) management as “partially effective.”
In its annual report, prepared for the Board meeting on 3-4 May 2017, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said that the Global Fund is making “significant progress” in managing risks (see GFO article).
Les processus du Fonds mondial liés à la chaîne d’approvisionnement dans les pays sont inefficaces : BIG
D’après le Bureau de l’Inspecteur général (BIG), les mécanismes liés à la chaîne d’approvisionnement dans les pays ne sont ni adéquats ni efficaces en termes d’acheminement des bons produits dans les bonnes quantités, en bon état, au bon endroit, au bon moment et au meilleur rapport qualité/prix.
According to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), in-country supply chain mechanisms are neither adequate nor effective in ensuring that the right products are delivered in the correct quantities and condition, at the right place and time, and for the best value cost.
An audit into grants to Mozambique undertaken by the Office of the Inspector General has concluded that both grant implementation arrangements and supply chain controls and assurance mechanisms “need significant improvement.”
“Needs significant improvement” is the second lowest rating in the OIG’s four tier rating scheme. The four tiers are effective; partially effective; needs significant improvement; and ineffective.