Dutch government review puts Global Fund at top of Scorecard | October 28 2015
During the last Replenishment (2013), the United Kingdom issued a multi-lateral aid review that ranked the Global Fund highly and was used by advocates in the UK and elsewhere in their calls for more funding for the Global Fund.
In June, the Dutch Government issued a report and “scorecard” of 31 multilateral organizations that assessed such things as “strategy and focus”, “anti-corruption” and “results control”. The Global Fund tied for highest marks with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) by gaining the highest score possible in 5 of the 8 categories.
GFAN has included some key points about this multilateral aid review in recent communications, however we have also translated the documents into English and can now share them in their entirety.
A few key points from the MAR/Scorecard:
- Global Fund achieved the highest score possible in 5 categories: Strategy and Focus; Results Control; Partnerships; Human Resources Policy and Anti Corruption Policy. In the remaining 3 categories (Effective Governance, Policy Evaluation and Financial Management it scored 2nd highest), the Dutch MAR placed the Global Fund in the second highest category of “sufficient” and indicated the expectation is that the Fund’s score would be on the rise in those areas.
- This score places the Global Fund at the top of the Scorecard with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development just slightly ahead of other high scorers including GAVI, the World Food Programme and the International Financial Institutions (IMF, World Bank and AfDB).
- In the Dutch context, the Minister has indicated that they will focus more on multilateral organizations that operate effectively and add value at a policy level to the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Global Fund is listed as one where cooperation and financial contributions will be at a “substantial” level.
- The narrative accompanying the scorecard acknowledges that the Global Fund fully aligns with the Dutch Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) policy priority, is important to gender equality and also (to a lesser extent) for peace and security, humanitarian aid and food security.