The Global Fund in-country fund agent in Somalia

5 years
End date
December 2023

About the project:

Dedicated to preventing and treating HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, the Global Fund promotes effective partnerships between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities. Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund has approved funding of $22.9bn for more than 1,000 programmes in 151 countries. This includes Somalia, where the fund has signed more than $286m in grants with UNICEF and World Vision as the principal recipients (PRs) of its grant funds.

MannionDaniels is the in-country local fund agent (LFA) for the Global Fund in Somalia. Grants are managed in a challenging operating context caused by ongoing insurgency, fragmentation of the country and lack of domestic resources for healthcare. Our in-depth understanding of the country – particularly the functioning of its health sector – and our ability to navigate relationships with different political actors means we can access most project sites in Somalia including TB treatment units and anti-retroviral treatment (ART) sites spread out throughout the country.

This ability to access hard-to-reach areas allows us to provide assurance services that complement the services delivered by the existing LFA for Somalia, for example:

  • Carrying out spot checks on the distribution of health commodities
  • Assessing health commodity supply chains
  • Undertaking in person site visits to assess the functioning and performance of key diagnostic equipment and tools
  • Assessing the quality of data used for M&E and reporting
  • Reviewing guidelines and modalities for monitoring retention of HIV clients in care and treatment

The aim

Our in-depth programmatic and financial reviews of the grants provide the Fund Agent and Global Fund with data and evidence of performance of specific issues. Using the evidence, MannionDaniels provides the Global Fund country team and other stakeholders with recommendations on improving grant implementation.

Who else is involved

A monitoring and evaluation firm, Consilient provides local junior monitoring and evaluation officers to work with our senior technical experts in collecting high quality data during each assignment requested by the Global Fund.

Client: The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria