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Plan International has a zero tolerance policy on all fraud, bribery and corruption. Our Counter Fraud Unit is dedicated to preventing, detecting and investigating cases of fraud. Read about some recently resolved cases below and download full reports.

We thoroughly investigate each case of fraud, recover costs wherever possible and analyse how each instance can be avoided in the future.

Conflict of interest in Middle East, Eastern/Southern Africa – December 2019

A Plan International staff member involved in the selection of a partner organisation failed to declare that a family member worked for the partner. A conflict of interest was confirmed and the staff member was dismissed.

Cash missing in Asia/Pacific – February 2020

Petty cash was missing from a Plan International office on 3 occasions. The perpetrator was not identified but warnings were given to 2 staff members for negligence. Controls were introduced and the case was reported to the police. The missing funds (€2,304) have not been recovered.

Suspicious medical expenses in Middle East, Eastern/Southern Africa – November 2020

A Plan International staff member submitted a suspicious medical expense claim. The attempted fraud was substantiated, and the staff member was dismissed. There was no loss as the expense claim was not paid before the investigation.

Unauthorised bank withdrawal in the Americas – March 2021

A petty cash bank account was compromised and an unauthorised withdrawal was made by a third party. The case was referred to the bank and the police, and controls were implemented.

Cash taken by staff in West/Central Africa – June 2021

Plan International staff retained cash due for beneficiaries. The staff members were dismissed and the lost funds (€571) were recovered.