Office of the Inspector General

Audit of Global Fund Capacity Building and Technical Assistance

03 April 2020

Investments in technical assistance and capacity building have proven effective in achieving Global Fund program objectives and strengthening health systems. For the 2017–2019 funding cycle, these investments represented US$839m; this is in addition to US$332m in technical assistance investments from bilateral partners. There are ongoing initiatives to improve partnership engagement, as well as to improve the management of technical assistance and capacity-building investments.

However, the Global Fund has limited control over the focus of partners’ technical assistance investments, and there is a need for stronger partnership engagement and coordination. The strategy and governance structures for guiding these investments require significant improvement, and improvements are also needed in the Global Fund’s internal processes in relation to oversight and monitoring.

  • Global Fund Capacity Building and Technical Assistance (GF-OIG-20-009 - 3 April 2020)
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Dougal Thomson
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The Office of the Inspector General safeguards the assets, investments, reputation and sustainability of the Global Fund by ensuring that it takes the right action to defeat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Through audits, investigations and consultancy work, it promotes good practice, reduces risk and reports fully and transparently on abuse.

Established in 2005, the Office of the Inspector General is an independent yet integral part of the Global Fund. It is accountable to the Board through its Audit and Ethics Committee and serves the interests of all Global Fund stakeholders. Its work conforms to the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Uniform Guidelines for Investigations of the Conference of International Investigators.

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