by Andrew Green
Global Fund Observer, Issue 319, 6 September 2017
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Failure to absorb all of the funds allocated or disbursed is a problem in many grants, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Delegations representing Eastern and Southern Africa, and West and Central Africa, on the Global Fund Board flagged concerns about absorption capacity earlier this year. This article is the first of a three-part series in which some of the reasons behind these absorption failures are discussed, as well as some of the solutions that are being proposed.