Aid Effectiveness - a global view of the Paris Declaration in the context of the Global Fund Dr. Kirsi Viisainen, Manager Programme Effectiveness Team
Overview • Aid effectiveness in the Global Fund • Global Fund efforts to improve aid effectiveness • Aid effectiveness implementation results Country examples from the region • Concluding remarks
Aid effectiveness in the Global Fund Consistency between Paris Declarationand the Global Fund founding principles Global Fund model promotes: • Ownership • Alignment to national strategies and ongoing partner initiatives • Improved accountability and managing for results. • Broad-based partnerships for better results; • Untied and predictable funding; • Transparency. • Key challenge is to link the principles of the model with country realities to achieve coherent implementation.
Global Fund Scorecard of aid effectiveness monitoring • + Strengths • Strong managing for results and accountability • Untied and largely predictable financing to recipients • Financing supports a program approach with fewer parallel structures • Building monitoring, evaluation and performance systems • Weaknesses • While overall numbers are low, missions and analytic works can be better coordinated • Use of national auditing procedures can be improved • Relationships between sector and finance ministries • Lack of consistent approach to salary support and incentives
Global Fund current efforts to improve aid effectiveness Currently ongoing initiatives: • National Strategy Applications and New Architecture development • Strengthen harmonization of salaries and compensation packages; • Support alignment with country financial, procurement and M&E systems and cycles, where feasible; • Improve transparency of Global Fund financing on country budgets; Overall, need to accelerate efforts to improve aid effectiveness
Aid effectiveness implementation results in South West Asia Aid effectiveness strengths of SWA Global Fund grants: • Public financial management systems used to the extent possible (e.g. Nepal); • Strong government - civil society collaboration (e.g. Bangladesh); • High level of aid transparency, as seen in aid recorded in accounting books (e.g. Afghanistan); • Effective PR – SR implementation arrangements (e.g. India • AND • Nepal participates in the NSA Learning Wave for Tuberculosis. • Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are signatories to the Paris Declaration.
Further efforts can focus • Fiscal cycle alignment to increase oversight and transparency of GF financing at country level • Use of financial reporting procedures to complete use of PFM systems. • Reliance on national procurement regulations to add to program sustainability.
Key Messages Global Fund approach to aid effectiveness • Is fundamentally flexible, • Starts from country needs and context, • Promotes ownership – including civil society involvement • Is applied in the context of performance-based funding – managing for results is high on the agenda
Key Messages Global Fund focuses on: • Strengthen harmonization of salaries and compensation packages; • Support alignment with country systems and cycles, where feasible; • Improve transparency of Global Fund financing on country budgets .. new modalities to improve effectiveness: • NSAs and New Architecture