What We Do
Development Fraud Investigations (DFI) conducts independent and objective investigations of fraud allegations for international development organizations and contractors. Other services include international field office risk assessment analysis and procurement system reviews. DFI also has staff to assist in complying with US government accounting regulations. With more than 90 years of combined experience investigating allegations of misconduct in over 65 countries, DFI is uniquely qualified to handle confidential inquiries into sensitive allegations almost anywhere in the world. From Bangladesh to Burundi, our modest overhead, flexibility and tenacity enables DFI to produce high quality reports faster and less expensively than those of the competition.
DFI’s investigators are highly motivated to help the poorest of the poor by helping to root out wrongdoing, such as theft, corruption and misappropriation.
Areas of Expertise
RISK ASSESSMENT ANALYSIS
With our extensive experience and knowledge obtained through our investigative careers, we have the ability to effectively provide risk assessment analysis to medium and small sized organizations.
PROCUREMENT SYSTEMS EVALUATION
Based on our extensive investigative experience of procurement irregularities, DFI can review procurement procedures to identify vulnerable practices, such as unjustified sole sourcing, conflicts of interest, a non-independent selection committee or other policies and procedures weakening the procurement system.
Our specialty is conducting high quality investigations. With our unique skills, experience and knowledge, DFI will objectively investigate allegations of fraud relating to employees, contractors or other entities associated with your organization.
FRAUD AWARENESS & RECOGNITION
DFI can provide training to help employees decide when a set of circumstances rises to the level that it needs to be reported.
Statistics consistently show that organizations that provide access to an anonymous hotline uncover wrongdoing more quickly and reduce their overall losses more often than those organizations that do not. DFI has teamed with Red Flag Reporting (RFR), a premier hotline services company. RFR economically provides anonymous reporting for your employees in up to 200 different languages, maintains a state of the art case management system, sends documentary evidence from the reporter to management and acts as an anonymous conduit between the reporter and decision-makers.
DFI’s accounting experts have decades of experience working with US government contractors. Below is a partial list of what they can do:
- Review USAID awardees’ accounting systems to make sure it meets USAID regulations.
- Help develop policies and procedures that meet USAID specifications.
- Provide audit resolution assistance through policy and accounting system recommendations.
- Ensure cost segregation between government and nongovernment contracts is performing as required.
- Assistance with incurred cost proposals.
- Review indirect rate calculations to make sure the rates are accurate and calculated in accordance with US government regulations.
Use the form below to contact us with your inquiry. All information remains strictly confidential whether or not DFI is hired to investigate your matter. Please answer the basic questions as much as possible, to include who was involved, what happened, where it happened, why it happened and when did it happen.