A collection of our work

Fraud Investigation

Case Study

Fraud Investigation

In January 2019, OSACO was engaged to conduct an investigation into allegations that national staff in one of the client’s European and Middle East operations were engaged in fraudulent activities –estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of US dollars – related to the procurement, receipt and utilisation of fuel.


FRAUD INVESTIGATION

  • Client:
    International NGO
  • Location:
    Central Asia
Conflict of Interest

Case Study

Conflict of Interest

In May 2016, OSACO was engaged by the client to conduct an investigation into an allegation that a large number of national staff working for one of the client’s operations were improperly engaged in a Conflict of Interest (outside employment).


CONFLICT OF INTEREST

  • Client:
    International NGO
  • Location:
    West Africa
FRAUD RISK ASSESSMENT

Case Study

FRAUD RISK ASSESSMENT

In May 2017, following the review of a report submitted by OSACO with respect to an earlier investigation, and based on concerns raised by us in that report, the client engaged us to conduct an in-depth analysis of the electronic voucher programme it was utilised with a view to identifying the risk factors existing within the programme.


FRAUD RISK ASSESSMENT

  • Client:
    International NGO
  • Location:
    Middle East
Safeguarding investigations

Case Study

Safeguarding investigations

From 2019 to 2020 OSACO was engaged by a US-based client to conduct multiple investigations into allegations of fraud, bribery and safeguarding. These allegations were in various locations throughout USA, Africa and the Middle East.


SAFEGUARDING INVESTIGATIONS

  • Client:
    International NGO
  • Location:
    Global
SAFEGUARDING & FRAUD INVESTIGATION

Case Study

SAFEGUARDING & FRAUD INVESTIGATION

In 2018, OSACO undertook an investigation for a UN organisation relating to their head of office in Afghanistan. It was alleged that the subject staff member had sexually harassed a number of staff under his supervision and committed fraud involving donor funding. The investigation substantiated not only these but several historic allegations of serious sexual misconduct where he had previously worked around the globe.


SAFEGUARDING &
FRAUD INVESTIGATION

  • Client:
    UN organisation
  • Location:
    Afghanistan
Bribery Corruption and Money Laundering Investigations

Case Study

Bribery, corruption and safeguarding investigations

Throughout 2018, OSACO undertook wide-scale investigations in several African countries relating to allegations of wide-scale safeguarding, bribery and corruption allegations involving multiple staff. Allegations identified staff members working for these organisations and local government officials. This resulted in OSACO recommending significant changes to these organisations’ internal misconduct and safeguarding policies and procedures.


BRIBERY, CORRUPTION &
SAFEGUARDING INVESTIGATIONS

  • Client:
    International NGO
  • Location:
    East, Central &
    West Africa
HARASSMENT & FRAUD INVESTIGATION

Case Study

HARASSMENT & FRAUD

From 2016, OSACO has had a long-term framework agreement with a UN client to provide them with investigation support. Since then, OSACO has undertaken in excess of 20 investigations for this organisation of alleged fraud and harassment involving staff and vendors in various locations throughout Europe.


HARASSMENT & FRAUD

  • Client:
    UN organisation
  • Location:

    Europe