Areas of Expertise
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.
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.
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.
PHYSICAL SECURITY EVALUATIONS
DFI is familiar with the challenges of working in countries that are sometimes unstable. We can help development organizations find the “sweet spot” between security and cost. DFI strives to recommend procedures or hardware that effectively uses the organization’s limited financial resources to provide appropriate security to its employees and assets.
RISK ASSESSMENT ANALYSIS
The principals of DFI are not trained auditors. However, DFI has recruited a highly experienced former USAID/OIG auditor to its staff. The combination of DFI’s investigative and accounting experience gives us the ability to effectively provide risk assessment from multiple viewpoints, ensuring the client receives a thorough and comprehensive assessment.
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.