In June 2020, Norwegian Church Aid received an audit report with reservations from one of our partners in the DRC. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was notified.
What did we do:
Norwegian Church Aid initiated an investigation / forensic audit of the reserved amount. The conclusion of the investigation revealed insufficient documentation / embezzlement of USD 66,095. The amount has been repaid to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the partnership has been terminated.
What did we learn:
Again, the importance of the annual audit is re-emphasized. Furthermore, a quick examination of the indications provided quick clarification so that the partnership could be terminated before more damage occurred.