Do NGOs have more in common with the public and private sectors on bribery and corruption than they think?
Permitting our NGOs to break the law might have implications for our ability to reduce our fraud and corruption footprints.
As the world reels from financial scandals, now is a good time for NGOs to reflect inwardly on the risks of their own inadvertent participation in money laundering.
The risk of terrorist diversion or financial sanctions breaches are challenging issues for NGOs, but there are things that can be done to reduce the risk.
Working with local partners does present fraud and corruption risks for international agencies, but it also presents counter-fraud opportunities.
‘Human factors’ are as important to take into account as procedures and mechanisms. Knowing how they impact the counter-fraud and corruption agenda is the first step to managing them.
Trust is an important enabler of humanitarian and global development work, but it comes with fraud and corruption risks that need to be addressed.