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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.

IRREGULARITIES IN SUPPLIER SELECTION IN THE AMERICAS – SEPTEMBER 2018

A Plan International staff member was suspected of irregularities and favouritism in selecting a supplier. However, an initial review found no basis for a full investigation.

FALSE EXPENSE CLAIM IN EAST/SOUTHERN AFRICA – MAY 2019

A Plan International staff member took an unauthorised leave of absence during a work trip but submitted a report and expenses as if it had happened. The staff member returned the lost funds (€104) and resigned.

FALSE EXPENSE CLAIMS SUBMITTED IN WEST AFRICA – JUNE 2019

A Plan International staff member was suspected of submitting false expense claims. Fraud was substantiated, the staff member was dismissed and the lost funds (€1,894) were recovered.

BRIBES FOR JOBS IN EAST/SOUTHERN AFRICA – JULY 2019

An anonymous email alleged that Plan International staff members were soliciting bribes from job applicants to ensure selection in a recruitment process. An initial review showed the allegations to be unfounded.

INFLATED CLAIM TO BUY WATER IN ASIA – SEPTEMBER 2019

A Plan International staff member submitted an inflated claim to buy water. They resigned and returned the funds prior to an investigation. The case was reflected in HR records and a note was made to blacklist the employee.