Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 3721
Country/Region: Mozambique
Year: 2008
Main Partner: Abt Associates
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Private Contractor
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $558,121

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $558,121

Reprogramming August08: MOH Global Fund grants in Mozambique are fully implemented through pooled

funding mechanisms (PROSAUDE), i.e. are implemented through the health sector SWAP, which includes

over 15 bilateral agencies and multilateral agencies. Progress on the grant has been slow, with ongoing

concerns about how to fulfill the Global Fund's performance-based mandate within the SWAP framework.

Serious staffing shortages in the health sector, as well as poor infrastructure and capacity, exacerbate

problems. The Government of Mozambique, through its Director of Planning and Cooperation, has

requested USG assistance to manage Global Fund resources and activities. Specifically, the MOH has

requested that we place a full-time advisor the Planning and Cooperation Division to improve the MOH's

capacity to request disbursements and accelerate expenditures of GF grants. Abt Associates has been

identified as the most appropriate partner for this assistance. Support may include assessments of the

Government of Mozambique sector-specific management and financial systems; updating of sub-grant,

financial management, and procurement manuals and guidance; identifying and proposing solutions to

constraints that delay sub-grant approval and GFATM disbursements; and providing management and

leadership training needed to strengthen the national response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

This is a continuing activity under COP08 with no changes in activity narrative or funding levels.

The FY2007 narrative below has not been updated.

This activity is a follow on to PHR+ CNCS support.

This activity will continue capacity building technical assistance and support provided to the National AIDS

Council (CNCS) under the PHRplus mechanism in FY06. Technical support will strengthen the capability of

CNCS to financially, administratively, and programmatically manage the HIV/AIDS resources provided by

the World Bank, numerous bilateral donors, the Global Fund, and the budget of the Government of

Mozambique in support of the multisectoral National AIDS Strategy II--2005--2009. Improved management

systems and procedures at CNCS's central and provincial offices are essential for this key partner to

effectively lead, coordinate and report on the results of the multisectoral national response. These funds

also may provide technical assistance and support to other key partners (government agencies, NGOs, or

businesses) working with CNCS. This assistance is an important USG contribution to a coordinated, multi-

donor-supported effort to improve the performance of CNCS and fully support the international committment

to the "Three Ones."


• Technical assistance and training to build aanagement systems and procedures of the National AIDS

Council (CNCS) at both central and provincial levels

Subpartners Total: $0
Aga Khan Foundation: NA
Bearing Point's Emerging Markets Group: NA
RTI International: NA
Forum One Communications: NA
Training Resources Group Inc.: NA
Tulane University: NA