No Plans to Cut Back on Transparency Policy, Global Fund Says

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says it remains fully committed to accountability and transparency, dismissing a news report that claims the fund’s board is considering proposals to shorten an investigation of Global Fund operations and reduce the amount of aid information it makes available to the public.

“Contrary to assertions referred to in an Associated Press article, the Global Fund board will not discuss any proposal of scaling back the investigations or revealing less about them to donors and the public,” the Global Fund said in a statement. “These issues are not - and never have been - on the Board’s agenda.”

The Global Fund board will meet May 11-12 in Geneva to discuss a new five-year strategy and a reform plan that aims to improve the organization’s operational performance and enhance its efficiency.

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An AP article published May 10 said that, during the meeting, the Global Fund’s board will discuss proposals to shorten investigations and reviews of the fund’s operations and revise the way the organization presents financial losses.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.