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Global Health Fund

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development further to her answer of 13 March, Official Report, column 354W, how her Department will measure the effectiveness of the Global Health Fund. [106916]

DFID is actively working with the Global Fund and has provided expertise to assist in the development of a monitoring and evaluation framework which will monitor the impact of the fund at both country and global levels. Progress against key indicators will be reported to the Board of the Fund on which DFID is represented. DFID is also represented on the Monitoring and Evaluation Finance and Audit Committee of the Global Fund which provides more detailed oversight.In addition DFID will commission independent studies of the performance of the Fund. The first of these—to be carried out by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine—is currently underway.