Fighting Fraud in NGOs

Fighting Fraud in NGOs


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. 

Target Audience 

This course 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.

Key Takeaways 

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what fraud is, and is not, and why people commit fraud
  • Assess fraud risk in your programs, and develop controls to respond to the risks
  • Detect fraud should it occur, including setting up a ‘speaking up’ hotline
  • Set up and provide guidance for a Fraud Response Team
  • Effectively manage incidences of fraud, or allegations of fraud, taking actions which are appropriate, fair and firm
  • Appreciate the benefits of fighting fraud, and being open with donors and staff if fraud happens

Learning Approach 

Our training puts the learner at the center, using practical and fun learning activities supported by easy-to-use materials. We share tools and techniques that can be immediately used in your work.

Practice areas

In-house client workshops

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Dates and registration

Feb 20 - Feb 21, 2020 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of English Full info
Mar 05 - Mar 06, 2020 Nairobi, Kenya English Full info
Mar 19 - Mar 20, 2020 Phnom Penh, Cambodia English Full info
Apr 23 - Apr 24, 2020 Kampala, Uganda English Full info
May 20 - May 21, 2020 Washington, DC, United States English Full info
May 21 - May 22, 2020 Accra, Ghana English Full info

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