Framework for Monitoring Fraud Investigations

Fraud poses a serious risk to humanitarian action and efforts to support people in need. Potential cases of fraud related to CERF grants shall be treated in accordance with the regulations and rules and oversight mechanisms of the recipient agencies and of the United Nations. To ensure adequate transparency and accountability, the CERF secretariat has in place guidance that sets out procedures for communicating potential cases of fraud under CERF funded projects implemented by recipient agencies and their implementing partners. The guidance outlines communication responsibilities of CERF recipient agencies and of the CERF secretariat and was developed in consultation with the CERF Advisory Group and recipient agencies. In addition, to ensure effective and consistent monitoring of potential fraud cases, the CERF secretariat has in place internal standard operating procedures covering all phases of the process from initial notification by partners to the conclusion of investigations and follow-up actions.