Underpaid volunteers in West/Central Africa – January 2020
Plan International staff members were underpaying community volunteers and retaining the funds. One staff member was dismissed, and 2 others were given warnings.
Contract manipulation in Middle East, Eastern/Southern Africa – January 2020
It was suspected that a contract had been manipulated to favour one supplier. Fraud was not substantiated but non-compliance with the proper process was identified. Four staff members were given warnings and remediations were made.
Non-existent supplier in the Americas – January 2020
A supplier of office furniture was found to be non-existent at their stated address. Chairs were not supplied despite payment being made and the situation was reported to the police. Staff warnings were issued for non-compliance with purchase procedures.
Alleged procurement fraud in Asia/Pacific – April 2020
An audit found potential fraud by a partner organisation in procuring materials. The partner was questioned and provided a valid explanation. No further investigation was required.
Salary budgets manipulated in Europe – June 2020
A Plan International staff member was alleged to have manipulated salary budgets to award themselves an unauthorised 8.5% salary increase. The allegation was substantiated, and the staff member resigned with immediate effect.