Implementation of the Global Fund's Programmatic Quality Assurance and Improvement Approach: Improving Data Use for Quality Improvement

Investigator: George Rutherford, MD
Sponsor: Alliance Consultancy Limited

Location(s): United States


The Global Fund is committed to monitoring and evaluation and has embedded support for these functions into the Secretariat structure. Specialists in the area of monitoring and evaluation who have additional expertise in public health work with the Global Fund’s grant management structure as part of a country team. These specialists work with Principal Recipients and country team members to ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation and programmatic integrity and consistency between the monitoring and evaluation plans and the budgets and procurement plans of the grants. They work closely with finance experts, legal experts, supply chain specialists and the grant managers to ensure the best possible outcomes for the country. They can also facilitate technical cooperation for the country when needed. In addition, the Global Fund Secretariat includes a Monitoring and Evaluation and Country Analysis team, which works across the entire grant portfolio to set monitoring and evaluation policies and develop operational guidance. They also provide technical support to country teams by facilitating data and service-quality assessments, monitoring and evaluation systems strengthening activities, epidemiological analysis, impact assessments and program reviews, key population size estimations, mortality analysis in countries, etc. The Monitoring and Evaluation and Country Analysis team works closely with other teams across the Global Fund as well as with technical and other partners/donors to ensure harmonization and alignment with the latest technical guidance, assist with the rationalization of reporting requirements and support coordinated efforts and investments towards strengthening monitoring and evaluation systems in countries. Global results reporting about the Global Fund’s contribution to impact is supported by the Strategic Information department. It regularly publishes the results achieved by Global Fund-supported programs. The Strategic Information department collects, standardizes and aggregates data across a list of indicators that cover prevention, treatment and care interventions for the three diseases.