DevWin – which stands for “Development with Integrity” – is an IACRC initiative to help international NGO’s better navigate fraud and corruption risks and comply with their funder’s compliance and reporting requirements.
DevWin experts, experienced in NGO anti-fraud efforts, will offer practical training on, among other topics:
- How to detect and prevent the most common and costly fraud and corruption schemes faced by international aid organizations, including:
- the offer of kickbacks and bribe and conflicts of interest
- bid rigging and the delivery of substandard goods and services by suppliers
- embezzlements and other misconduct by NGO staff, their local partners and suppliers.
- How to evaluate and respond to allegations or suspicions of fraud or corruption, including:
- what to do and what not to do if fraud is alleged
- when and how to conduct an internal review or investigation
- how to assemble an internal fraud investigation team
- when to outsource an investigation
- when and how to report possible fraud to funders
- How to identify fraud risks in standard audits and how to conduct special fraud audits.
In addition to training, DevWin can provide highly qualified and experienced consultants to provide the following services at cost-effective rates:
- Outsourced investigations when required for serious allegations of fraud and corruption and sexual harassment cases
- Fraud risk assessments of the adequacy of compliance programs and procurement systems (where most serious fraud risks occurs); an important step to reduce fraud risks and to build trust with funders
- Fraud audits, if fraud is suspected or alleged, but not substantiated.
All DevWin consultants have worked in the international aid and development community, and include experienced fraud investigators, Inspector General personnel, forensic auditors and fraud prevention specialists.
Anti-fraud Information for International NGOs
Click on the links below to see a collection of online articles, reports, tools and other resources on the following topics:
The need to acknowledge and address the risks of fraud and corruption
Recent online articles from relevant organization and experts on the need to address fraud and corruption risks, the reasons for the reluctance to do so and the consequences thereof
Common fraud and corruption schemes and sample actual cases
List of the typical fraud schemes that afflict NGOs, details from IACRC on the most common and costly schemes; online articles on recent cases in the Congo, Syria Relief Operations, the AED debarment and other cases
Detection and prevention strategies
Sample anti-fraud policies, procedures and forms; fraud prevention checklists; interactive red flag lists and information on detection and prevention measures
How to respond to the discovery of possible fraud
Steps to take if fraud is discovered or suspected; how to prove the most common and costly schemes
Information and online articles on funder reporting requirements; USAID reporting requirements; sample report format; the basics of evidence for fraud investigators
USAID Compliance and Fraud Prevention Handbook
See detailed information on how to detect and prove fraud and corruption in international development projects at Guide.iacrc.org.
For more information about DevWin contact Thomas C. Green firstname.lastname@example.org