Providing oversight to funding request development, grant negotiation, grant implementation and grant closure is considered an essential function of the Country Coordinating Mechanism. Country Coordinating Mechanisms are, in fact, required to have an oversight plan in place.
The core principle of oversight is to ensure that resources – financial and human – are being used efficiently and effectively for the benefit of the country.
The Grant Dashboard is a tool that was developed by Grant Management Solutions (GMS) in conjunction with the Global Fund. It provides decision-makers with an overview of a grant with respect to:
The dashboard includes two tools:
In terms of oversight, the Country Coordinating Mechanism and the Principal Recipient have complementary roles. The Country Coordinating Mechanism’s role is to focus on the “big picture” and ensure that performance-based funding is on track; it is not supposed to focus on the day-to-day details of grant implementation. The Principal Recipient’s responsibility is to monitor and evaluate the implementation of grants.
The Grant Dashboard is also useful for governance of the Country Coordinating Mechanism and its communications with individual constituencies.