Building the grant management capacity of a new Global Fund recipient
As a country whose strong economic performance had previously made it ineligible for support by the Global Fund, Mauritius submitted its first proposal to Round 8 for HIV/AIDS in 2008. The grant was approved and two Principal Recipients (PRs) were selected to implement the program: the National AIDS Secretariat (NAS) and the Mauritius Family Planning and Welfare Association (MFPWA).
As a first-time PR, MFPWA made a request to GMS for assistance in strengthening its grant management capacity. An IDEAS staff member served on the team of one local and three international consultants, which provided support to the MFPWA’s Project Management Unit (PMU) and helped orient the eleven sub-recipients to their new role.
The team worked with the PMU to establish a financial management and reporting system and assisted with the development of an operations manual and standard operating procedures. These products enabled the PMU to supervise and support its sub-recipients and meet Global Fund requirements.