Board Decisions

GF/B23/EDP10


Approved by the Board on:
13 August 2011


Additional Commitment for the DRC Round 7 HIV grant to the United Nations Development Programme

The Board notes that the conditions for approval of the Additional Commitment for the DRC Round 7 HIV grant to the United Nations Development Programme have not yet been satisfied to a standard which would allow the grant agreement to be signed. However, due to the need to continue to provide services and to prevent potential stock-out of life saving medicines, and in light of the additional risk mitigation measures that the Secretariat proposes to address the risk of weak internal controls at both PR and SR levels, the Board decides to replace the two Board conditions approved in January 2011 (B22/EDP/1) with the following conditions in order to allow the signing of the Phase 2 extension to proceed:

  1. The disbursement of Grant funds by the Global Fund to the Principal Recipient of Grant funds to finance activities to be carried out by Sub-Recipients shall be subject to the delivery by the Principal Recipient to the Global Fund of a report, in form and substance satisfactory to the Global Fund, which shall address the following:
    1. Progress on the implementation of recommendations on issues raised in the OIG audit report regarding SR audits relevant for Round 7 by both the Principal Recipient and Sub-Recipients, and an action plan for the implementation of recommendations that have not yet been implemented;
    2. an update on measures taken to strengthen the management and oversight of Sub-Recipients under the grant.
  2. No later than three months after the signing of the Phase 2 grant agreement, the Principal Recipient shall deliver to the Global Fund a report, in form and substance satisfactory to the Global Fund, on the progress on the implementation of recommendations made in the Principal Recipient‟s audit report for 2009, and an action plan for the implementation of recommendations that have not yet been implemented.
  3. Prior to disbursement of Grant Funds by the Global Fund for this activity, the PR shall submit to the Global Fund, in form and substance satisfactory to the Global Fund, its strategy to develop community involvement in PMTCT, including an action plan and a detailed budget.

This decision does not have material budgetary implications for the 2011 Operating Expenses Budget.


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