APHRC achieves Platinum Tier certification of the Good Financial Grant Practice

June 27, 2022

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) has received the highest certification for having solid grant management practices. Following a review of its human resources, finance, and procurement practices, PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd certified APHRC as working in compliance with the requirements of the Platinum Tier of the Good Financial Grant Practice (GFGP). The GFGP standard is the world’s first international standard in grant management, developed by the African Academy of Sciences’ Global Grant Community. APHRC consequently gains the Platinum Tier of ARS 1651:2018. ranking.

The certification followed an audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd and completing a pre-certification assessment. “This is a great achievement for APHRC and will go a long way in helping us advocate for better governance in our partner institutions. We are now GFGP certified at the highest possible level. It is also a demonstration of our ability to implement our ambitious 2022-2026 strategy that seeks to transform the continent through research,” said Dr. Joseph Gichuru Wang’ombe, Deputy Executive Director, APHRC.

The assessment covers financial, management, human resources, and procurement areas. The GFGP standard promotes transparency in the use of funding by local organizations and strengthens the governance of grant funding and management worldwide.

Through a four-tier assessment– Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum organizations’ practices are gauged. The review provides a rating of their capabilities to manage grants to make African organizations even more attractive to grantors and help them recognize areas of more significant growth that can be addressed through capacity building.

APHRC has used GFGP standardization as a capacity development tool in three Programs- Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), the Immunization and Advocacy Initiative (IAI), and Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR).


The African Population and Health Research Center is a premier research-to-policy institution, generating evidence, strengthening research and related capacity in the African research and development ecosystem, and engaging policy to inform action on health and development.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and with a West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Dakar, Senegal, our teams orient their research agendas according to global and continental development priorities, driven by the belief that Africa and African-generated evidence must be at the forefront of decisions supporting improved growth and development.

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