A selection of some of our work is outlined below:
(1) Anti-Corruption seminars and presentations
(2) Customised anti-corruption and corruption prevention training workshops
(3) Anti-Corruption frameworks and strategies
(4) Other Anti-Corruption related assignments
(1) Anti-corruption related Seminars and Presentations:
‘Implementing an Effective Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Compliance Programme’ – October 2016
Held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Canberra, 26 to 27 October, the summit brought together peers and leaders from across Australia and New Zealand’s public sector.
‘Transparency and public disclosure of payments to governments and indigenous peoples’ – September 2016
Presentation of paper on Will Transparency Initiatives Impact Corruption in the Extractive Industry , at the IBA Annual Conference 2016 to be held in Washington DC in September.
Hosted by the International Bar Association, the event was attended by over 6,000 legal professionals from around the world.
‘When Compliance is a Facade: A case study of corruption, culture, and collusion’ – April 2016
Presentation made to the GRC Institute’s 2016 AML and Financial Crimes Congress held at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth on 28 April. The GRC Institute is the peak member organisation for compliance, governance and risk professionals across the Asia Pacific, reaching over 7,000 professionals throughout the region.
‘Corruption in the International Development Sector: What NGOs need to be doing to reduce their corruption risk – December 2015
‘CID Talk’ made to New Zealand’s Council for International Development (CID), aimed at providing an overview of fraud and corruption within the international development sector and the steps NGOs should be taking to protect themselves.
‘Charity Donations Money Trail: How to prevent fraud and corruption’ – November 2015
Seminar given at the Corruption Prevention Network’s (CPN’s) 2015 Annual Forum held at Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour.
Corruption in Emerging / Frontier Markets: The ‘Global South’ – October 2015
Presentation made to the Commonwealth Bank’s Intelligence & Investigative Due Diligence team on the topic of corruption in emerging and frontier markets, with a particular focus on cultural issues.
Corruption Risks within the International Development / Charity Sector – June & July 2015
Engaged by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s (ACNC) to make a presentation on anti-corruption at their sector briefing aimed at helping Australian charities understand some of the obligations associated with sending funds overseas.
Managing Risks & Investigations in a Developing Environment – June 2015
Seminar delivered to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) around identifying the various risks and complexities associated with carrying out investigations in developing, frontier, and emerging markets.
An Overview of Corruption in the International Development Sector – May 2015
Presentation made to the ACFID (Australian Council for International Development‘s) Finance Managers Working Group aimed at providing an overview of corruption within the NGO/NFP sector.
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(2) Customised corruption prevention and AML/CTF training workshops:
AML/CTF Training Workshop
Involving staff from Jordan’s Ministry of Social Development the Non-Profit Register, the training was facilitated by FSVC. The 5-day workshop included the presentation of AML/CTF international best practices in the supervision of NPOs, followed by the development of a risk-rating criteria profile for local NPOs and a targeted AML/CFT risk-based supervision program.
Anti-Corruption Training Programme
Made up of manager and lawyers from of the legal section of the The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (‘Nazaha’) the training was facilitated by the Institute of Public Administration. Its primary aim was to raise awareness of corruption and corruption risks within the NGO and international development sectors.
Involving staff from throughout the organisation, the workshop was commissioned by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) to provide anti-corruption training to their Compliance and Reporting unit.
Global Corruption Prevention Workshop for Managers
The first of a number of global anti-corruption workshops commissioned by the General Secretariat of SOS Children’s Villages International. Its primary aim was raising awareness of corruption and corruption risks, and the role managers play in preventing, detecting and responding allegations of corruption.
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(3) Anti-Corruption and AML/CTF Framework Assignments:
Corruption Risk Assessment / Diagnostic
Facilitation of the development of a high-level corruption risk assessment / diagnostic for Save The Children Australia Pacific Country Offices
Probity and Corruption Prevention Framework
The design and development of a Probity and Corruption Prevention Framework for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to help prevent, control and address possible wrongdoing within the agency.
OEH also provides services and other support to the following portfolio partners:
Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Framework
Design and development of Islamic Relief Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Framework, including all associated AML/CTF policies and guidelines.
The aim of assignment was not only to ensure that they complied with Australian AML/CTF requirements, but where in line with world’s best practice.
Anti-Corruption Self-Assessment Checklist
Designed to be used worldwide, the Anti-Corruption Self-Assessment Checklist package was made up of a set of interrelated tools designed to help member organisations assess their own (or their partner’s) overall corruption-risk profile.
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(4) Other Anti-Corruption related assignments:
World Vision International
Appointed by World Vision International (WVI) to design and carry out a global survey of WVI staff perceptions of accountability, anti-corruption, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse practices throughout the organisation. The survey (carried out in English, French, and Spanish) involved 45,000 staff members across nine regions and groupings.
ACNC Charity Sector Briefing: Charities Involved Overseas
Commissioned by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) to design, co-ordinate and facilitate Sector Briefing (in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) for charities involved in sending funds overseas. Based around the topic of ‘protection and control of funds’, it focussed on helping charities to better understand some of the obligations associated with sending funds overseas. Click here for more details.
Presenting organisations and agencies: