IACRC’s courses are taught by experts and include numerous actual case examples and challenging practical exercises. Where appropriate the courses are tailored to local laws and circumstances in order to ensure that that they meet the needs of the participants.
Combating Corruption and Fraud in Procurement
This course is intended for investigators, auditors, prosecutors and procurement personnel involved in fraud control measures. The instruction covers how procurement fraud schemes operate, their red flags, detection methods, including the use of special software, investigative steps and practical countermeasures.
Combating Corruption and Fraud in Construction
This course addresses the most damaging fraud and corruption schemes that infect major construction projects, with a primary focus on road projects, where the most costly schemes occur. It is intended for investigators, auditors, inspectors, project managers and fraud prevention specialists.
The course examines in depth the most common types of misconduct in the design, procurement, implementation and supervision of major construction projects. A major part of the course is devoted to key steps necessary to ensure corruption-free monitoring, testing and project supervision.
Conducting Financial Investigations
In many parts of the developing world, few investigators or prosecutors have had the necessary training to conduct complex financial investigations in connection with major fraud and corruption cases.
This course focuses on the detection of illicit financial transactions and the collection of direct and circumstantial (indirect) proof of such transactions through related businesses and other entities, as well as cash transactions. The course also includes instruction on the basics of money laundering, international legal assistance measures (MLATs, etc.) and the organization and presentation of financial evidence.
Combating Corruption and Fraud for Auditors
This course or series of courses prepares auditors to detect fraud and corruption in development and humanitarian projects. It will cover how to detect and follow up on indicators of fraud and corruption in standard audits, how to conduct “special fraud audits” or “forensic audits” and how to conduct or support investigations of fraud. The important differences in approach, methods and skills required in each of the above pursuits are discussed. Prevention measures also can be addressed. The instruction will include numerous actual case examples and practical exercises.
Combating Bid Rigging and Collusion for Competition Authorities
This course competition authority personnel on how to detect, prove and prevent collusion, bid rigging and in major contract awards, often as the result of corruption. Automated tools to assist in the detection of bid rigging and collusion are also discussed.
Introduction to Fraud and Corruption in Development and Humanitarian Projects
This course is designed for project personnel, procurement staff, auditors and investigators with little or no prior experience in combating fraud and corruption in international aid projects. The course describes at an introductory level the various types of fraud and corruption risks that occur in such projects and the standard methods of detection, proof and prevention. As with all IACRC training programs, the materials will include numerous actual case examples and practical case exercises.
Conducting a Contract Fraud and Abuse Risk Examination
In order to best protect its contracts from fraud and corruption, an organization must understand the unique risks that it faces as well as its management’s risk tolerance. This start with an entity-specific “Contract Fraud and Abuse Risk Examination.”
This course will equip participants to design and deliver tailored risk examinations that will enable the organization to install effective, cost-reasonable procurement integrity controls consistent with its risk levels and tolerance.
The Procurement Integrity Control System® Model
Today’s business environment is increasingly focused on operational integrity. Entities are working hard to ensure that that their procurement practices are fair, honest and impartial, free from fraud and corruption. Anything less will expose the entity to substantial financial, operational and reputational risk.
This course will teach participants how to assess their procurement policies and procedures and their management systems in order to ensure that they can provide reasonable assurance that the organization can detect, prevent, promptly report and respond to procurement fraud and abuse.
Contracting and the Oversight Role
Every contract involves varying degrees of risk, including the risk of fraud and corruption, waste and abuse. To mitigate these risks, the first step is to understand the procurement system from the perspective of an oversight professional in order to identify the potential risks and mitigation steps.
This course will provide an overview of the procurement process in sufficient detail to enable persons performing the oversight function to identify areas of high level risk. The course also will discuss how to conduct procurement fraud risk assessments and how to protect the organization from fraudulent procurement practices.
Cost of Training
IACRC understands that anti-corruption efforts in many countries suffer from serious budget constraints. The cost of each program can be negotiated with each recipient.