Consolidating multiple Global Fund grants into a single funding stream
The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal has one of the strongest national tuberculosis programs in South Asia, a distinction which was recognized by the Global Fund when Nepal’s National Strategy Application (NSA) grant was the only grant approved in the South East Asia and Western Pacific region in 2009.
To build on its strengths, the National TB Program requested assistance from the Grants Management Solutions (GMS) Project to assist in consolidating its existing Round 7 grant with the new NSA grant. GMS selected an IDEAS monitoring and evaluation (M&E) expert to lead an M&E technical support team.
IDEAS provided leadership and support to the M&E staff of the National TB Program as they completed the required grant consolidation:
- Revising and updating the M&E Performance Framework for the Round 7 TB grant and preparing the Performance Framework for the new NSA grant;
- Updating the M&E systems-strengthening plan to reflect the priorities of the NSA grant, as well as progress realized since the original plan was adopted;
- Updating the 2008 M&E Plan to reflect the expanded national TB program supported by the NSA grant.
Concurrently, the IDEAS staff member coordinated the work of the procurement and supply management team and the program and financial management team. The technical assistance for M&E made a major contribution to consolidation of the grants process and resulted in a single stream of funding for the national TB program.