Each time coins are placed in a box or making a commitment to sponsor a friend doing a charity run, the thought will this contribution reach the intended place crosses peoples minds. NGO's have responsibility to make sure the monies are used rightly and it's good that they are now looking to confront this issue.
It's time to talk about fraud in aid agencies Too many NGOs avoid investing in counter-fraud programmes for fear of increased administrative costs and upsetting the public Some years ago, researchers from a British university contacted the member agencies of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to ask them how they measured fraud. The responses were not encouraging: “we are too busy to help”, “we are unable to respond to your exact request” and “we do not measure fraud”. Fortunately, much has changed. Several large international NGOs now have counter-fraud units, institutional donors make stringent fraud-prevention demands, and the risk of fraud and corruption is more widely understood in the sector.