CGD Examines Lessons Learned From Global Fund OIG’s Audit Of

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Three Lessons from the OIG’s Audit
Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst and assistant director of global health policy at CGD, discusses results from the Global Fund Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) recently released audit report on, the fund’s “online procurement platform for drugs and other health commodities, which is intended to streamline global health procurement and generate savings of $246 million by 2019.” Silverman concludes, “[T]he clear divergence between the Global Fund’s lofty expectations and the relatively marginal impact observed thus far underlines the importance of understanding ‘value,’ interrogating assumptions, and directly measuring impact against a meaningful counterfactual” (11/20).