GAO Report Examines Global Fund Documentation of Funding Decisions
"Global Fund To Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria Has Improved Its Documentation of Funding Decisions but Needs Standardized Oversight Expectations and Assessments," Government Accountability Office: The report examines documentation by the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria of information used to support performance-based funding decisions. It also looks at progress made toward implementing a risk-assessment model and an early warning system, as well as oversight of the performance of local fund agents, which monitor grant progress in countries that receive funding. The report recommends that the secretaries of HHS and the Department of State work with the Global Fund's board chair and executive director to create uniform expectations for local fund agents' performance. The report also recommends that the HHS and state department secretaries work with the Global Fund to require systematic evaluations of fund agents' performance and the collection and analysis of performance data (Report highlights, May 2007).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.