Office of the Inspector General

Investigation in Mozambique

13 November 2018

Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) members represent the interests of country level stakeholders in the fight against HIV, TB, and malaria. On behalf of the country, CCMs request financing from the Global Fund, and provide strategic oversight to ensure effective and strategic implementation of programs.

The Executive Secretary of the Mozambique Country Coordinating Mechanism embezzled US$22,593 from Global Fund CCM funding in 2016 and 2017. The CCM funding recipient, Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (FDC), approved these fraudulent expenditures and a further US$3,427 of unsupported payments submitted by the Executive Secretary. The 20 fraudulent and unsupported vouchers represent 4% of all CCM vouchers approved by FDC between 2015 and 2017.

An absence of guidance for submitting and paying CCM expenditures facilitated the wrongdoing. The CCM Chair did not exercise adequate oversight over the Executive Secretary and did not notify the Global Fund when he became aware of the Executive Secretary’s submission of false vouchers, as required under the terms of the CCM funding agreement.

The Secretariat is working with the CCM and FDC to improve CCM governance and oversight.

  • Country Coordinating Mechanism Mozambique: Misappropriation of funds by CCM Executive Secretary (GF-OIG-18-020 - 13 November 2018)
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