We tasked DFI to review an internal investigative report before submission to USAID. DFI’s accounting and investigative expertise coupled with their intimate knowledge of USAID procedures was critical in resolving the matter quickly and efficiently with no follow-up questions from USAID. DFI was professional, reliable and added great value to the report.
CFO of a large NGO sponsoring People Development in over 100 countries.
We hired DFI to deliver basic investigative fraud training to our non-Western auditors & investigators. The DFI presenters were knowledgeable, experienced and, because of their international background, related easily to the diverse culture of the group. Their passion, commitment and relevant case examples kept everyone’s attention during the two-day course. The highlight of their presentation was a mock participatory investigative scenario which was challenging and well received by the class. The hands-on interview sessions were particularly helpful in improving the investigative skills and acumen of the attendees.
Director of Global Investigations for $1 billion-plus NGO working in over 100 countries.
DFI has assisted us with complex investigative, sexual misconduct and management issues. They are highly professional, competent, flexible and dedicated to improving compliance and governance matters. One of their international investigators traveled to a remote and difficult area of Ethiopia to successfully resolve an important issue. For these reasons, as well as their responsiveness to urgent matters, we are confident in recommending their services!
Officer of a European-based NGO working in 17 countries in Asia and West Africa.
DFI assisted in resolving a complex accounting and investigative issue in West Africa. The report was succinct, user-friendly and well supported by evidence. DFI also provided investigative training to our field investigators & auditors. DFI’s expansive investigative experience, practical advice and relevant anecdotes were well-received by the audience.
Director of Global Internal Audit for a Nonprofit Health Organization working in over 46 countries.
DFI’s senior accounting expert, Richard Taylor, assisted us in responding to the audits of two of our global health delivery programs in Africa. His in-depth knowledge of USAID regulations and policies proved instrumental in significantly strengthening our wider strategy and detailed responses to the auditor’s questions. We highly recommend Mr. Taylor and DFI for their accounting and compliance expertise related to the USAID financed grants or contracts.
Director of Grants Management and Compliance for an NGO bringing healthcare to the very poor throughout the world.
DFI provides basic investigative/interviewing/report writing training for those (such as auditors) who are called upon to handle allegations of wrongdoing. The below responses are from attendees who were asked the question:
What did you especially like about the investigative/interviewing/report writing training?
DFI equipped me with skills to my toolbox especially in interviewing as it was something I dreaded but now feel inspired to do.
It was easy to follow as it was explained with lots of examples based on your experiences.
Ability to convey the ability/skills needed for such a complicated subject in a clear and concise way.
All really helpful and interesting. Good practical advice and examples.
The simplicity in which the training was delivered.
The interview role-playing was real and very helpful.
I learned to use a combination of the Reid & PEACE methods to conduct a good interview.