Board Decisions - Eighth Board Meeting

GF/B08/DP7

Approved by the Board on: 30 June 2004


Technical Review Panel (Report of the Portfolio Management and Procurement Committee)

Decision Point 1:

The Board exempts the Round 3 proposals from the Angola CCM on malaria and from the Benin CCM on malaria from the requirement that all TRP clarifications for proposals in Category 2 should be received within 6 weeks of the applicant's receipt of the initial decision of the Board, and any further clarifications should be completed within 4 months from the receipt of the initial reply from the applicant, in light of the evidence presented by the TRP that this timeframe was impossible to meet due to delays caused by the unavailability of TRP reviewers.

There are no material budgetary implications for this decision point.

Decision Point 2:

The Board exempts the incoming Chair of the TRP, Jonathan Broomberg, from the requirement that TRP members leave the TRP after four Rounds of proposal review, in light of the need for continuity in the leadership of the TRP.

There are no material budgetary implications for this decision point.

Decision Point 3:

The Board commends the Technical Review Panel for its dedicated efforts to ensure that Global Fund financing targets only technically sound proposals. Special recognition is given to the outgoing chair of the Technical Review Panel, Michel Kazatchkine, for his leadership, vision, and dedication to the development of the Technical Review Panel.

There are no material budgetary implications for this decision point.