Investigations: Integrity, Impartiality, Objectivity and Professionalism
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Investigations Division - Implementing Partner Investigations
ID/OIOS recently completed a number of investigations into the activities of several implementing partners (IPs) engaged by the UN to perform humanitarian aid projects. The key methodology employed was the execution of audit clauses drafted into agreements between the UN and the IPs. The level of fraud, or otherwise ineligible expenditure, identified on the stated completed and implemented projects amounted to US$ 5,261,000, or approximately 80% of the disbursed aid funds.
ID/OIOS identified and alerted other UN agencies, major international NGOs, and donor funded projects of potential fraud involving the same IPs.
Ensuring efficient, timely and high quality investigations
The net result has been the better management of the use of investigator time, a focus on relevant casework and improved investigation processes.
OIOS Investigations Manual
The Manual remains in a provisional stage, pending promulgation of the revised ST/AI/371, which will seek to clarify the rights and obligations of participants in an investigation.