Fighting Fraud in NGOs: Pretoria, South Africa
This course builds the skills and confidence of NGO managers and staff to prevent, detect and respond to fraud, making sure the organization’s resources get to where they are most needed.
It is designed for NGO staff whose job is to proactively manage the risk of fraud in their organizations, such as:
- Senior managers of national NGOs, such as Program, Operations and Finance Managers
- Staff in international NGOs who work with local partners, such as Desk Officers and Program Managers
The course is most relevant to NGOs with more than 12-15 staff or an annual budget greater than USD 350,000. It may also be of interest to NGO internal auditors.
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Overview of key concepts
- Defining fraud and bribery
- Why do people commit fraud?
- The urgent need to fight fraud
- The 5-part holistic framework
- What does fraud look like close up?
Strategies to reduce fraud incidents
- Content of key fraud policy documents
- Setting behavior expectations with staff, partners, suppliers, and donors
Protecting and safeguarding assets against threats
- Assessing and building partners' capacity to fight fraud
- Identifying areas of high fraud risk
- Designing out fraud risk in projects
- Fraud prevention procedures and controls
Finding fraud if it is there
- Tell-tale signs of fraud
- Setting up a 'Speaking Up' service
- Using budget monitoring reports
- Beneficiary accountability
Handling it well
- Key actions in response to alleged fraud
- Roles of the Fraud Response Team
- Internal and external communications
- Key elements in a fraud investigation
- Taking appropriate actions and documenting learning
Creating an environment where fraud cannot thrive
- Integrating anti-fraud thinking
- Dealing with staff resistance
- Course review, certificates, and close