Fighting Fraud in NGOs eWorkshop

Fighting Fraud in NGOs eWorkshop:

Feb 5 2020 - Mar 10 2020

Location: eLearning (Virtual)

Language: English


Early - Dec 22 Regular - Feb 02
NON-MEMBERS $425 $500


Week 1


Overview of key concepts 

  • Getting to know the online learning platform
  • Defining fraud and why people commit fraud
  • How to fight fraud: a five-part holistic framework
  • Workshop assignment: Action planning – overview

Week 2 


Strategies to reduce fraud incidents

  • Strengthening fraud policy frameworks
  • Deterring fraud through contracts
  • Fraud policy tools: checklist, template and examples
  • Workshop assignment: Action planning – Deterrence strategies

Week 3 


Protecting and safeguarding assets 

  • Engaging and building partner capacity to prevent fraud
  • Identifying fraud risk in operations
  • Designing out fraud risk in projects
  • Internal controls and fraud prevention
  • Workshop assignment: Action planning – Prevention strategies

Week 4 


Finding fraud if it is there 

  • The warning signs of fraud
  • How to detect fraud and abuse of budgets
  • Setting up a ‘Speaking up’ service
  • Workshop assignment: Action planning – Detection 

Week 5 

Response and Culture 

Handling it well and creating an anti-fraud environment 

  • Responding to allegations of fraud
  • Principles and guidelines for fraud investigations
  • Embedding an anti-fraud culture
  • Dealing with resistance to action on fraud
  • Workshop assignment: Action planning – Response and Culture strategies

Summary and close 

  • Summary of key learning 
  • Action planning and review 

Day 1


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

Day 2


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