Complaint Management - Anti

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Complaint Management - Anti
Pakistan Anti-Fraud Hotline (AFH)
Saad Rashid,
Executive Director, TI-Pakistan
About us
• Established as a Trust in 2001
• Accredited as a National
Chapter since 2005
• Head Office is in Karachi
• Operates Independently
under TI’s Governance Policy
• Oversight by a 9 member
volunteer Board of Trustees
What We Do
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USAID Anti-Fraud Hotline
Advocacy and Legal Advice Center
Public Procurement Monitoring
Anti Corruption Pakistan Project
(Awareness in Youth and
Children)
• National Integrity System Study
(2002 and 2013)
• National Corruption Perception
Surveys
Complaint Handling Procedure
• Complaints can be filed in-person or by phone, Internet, fax, mail, or
email.
• Telephone operators speak English, Urdu, Pashtu, Sindhi, Punjabi and
other local dialects.
• Complaints of fraud or corruption in USAID projects referred to USAID
OIG for investigation.
• Service delivery issues related to some USAID projects referred to
Mission and implementing partner.
• Complaints on non-USAID projects referred to implementers, when
possible.
Complaint Handling methods.
There are two methods by which complaints will be generated by
Transparency International, Pakistan with reference to the AFH:
1.
Through scanning of procurement notices of USAID funded projects
published in newspapers and the PPRA website.
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By complaints received through the AFH website, email, calls received
on the toll free number, fax, postal mail or visit to TI-P office.
Handling PPRA related complaints
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Method One
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TI-Pakistan’s procurement experts examine complaints related to procurement
to find alleged violations of the Public Procurement Rules 2004, Sindh Public
Procurement Rules, 2010 and Punjab Procurement Rules.
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If the complaint is genuine, TI-P will write to the organization informing it of
the details of the complaints and pointing out violation of rules allegedly
committed.
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Organization asked to respond as soon as possible with clarification.
Continued……..
Notes
All complaints are investigated by OIG.
TI-P uploads all communications of the case on its website.
Copies of the letter will also be marked to the concerned authorities.
Handling PPRA related complaints
A.
Method One
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If violation is detected in the procedures adopted by the Procuring
Agencies/NGOs, TI-P suggests to the organization of the
violations, requesting them to rectify it.
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If the complainant's contention is incorrect he is advised accordingly and
the case is closed.
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TI-P will also inform the concerned Minister, AGP/Provincial AG, NAB,
PACs ,Public Procurement Regulatory Authority and OIG as the case may
be.
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TI-P will also upload all communications of the case on its website.
Notes
All complaints are investigated by OIG.
TI-P uploads all communications of the case on its website.
Copies of the letter will also be marked to the concerned authorities.
Handling Non PPRA complaints
A. Method Two
• Complaint ID with system assigned pin to check status online.
• Alerts to complainants if they provide email address
• Multiple allegation types, Gender selection, location selection, Project,
NGO name, Awareness medium for e.g. TV, Radio, Newspaper, Bill
Board
• Reports are readily available for all complaints that are uploaded.
• Instant Alerts to TIP and OIG selected staff
• SSL secured website
• Independent hosting with immediate shutdown accessibility if
required.
AFH Referrals
Hotline Activity
• 5,941 complaints received by Hotline (vast majority related to
flood-relief programs)
• 1,646 referrals
– Hundreds of referrals to UNWFP regarding fraud, corruption, and
service delivery issues
– Many referrals to USAID Pakistan on program effectiveness
– Referrals sent automatically to: BISP, FAO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF,
UNOPS, World Bank, Save the Children, ECHO, and DFID
• 15 complaints received regarding PPRA violations on G2G projects.
Resulted in numerous cancelled procurements and re-tendering
G2G Projects
• Complaints regarding Procurement violations by GoP entities on
USAID-funded projects handled by TI-P in accordance with
Pakistani law (with OIG notification)
• Monitoring Tender Advertisement, Media reports, Complainants
• 14 complaints of Procurement Rules violations
 Water and Power Development Authority
 Benazir Income Support Program
 Sui Southern Gas Company
 Sindh Department of Education
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• In all cases Transparency International Pakistan wrote letters to
the relevant Procuring Agency highlighting the violation of Rules
• Majority of tenders were re-invited
Quarterly progression of Complaints Vs. Calls
Allegation Type – Inception till Sep 2013
519
391
609
15
736
467
3109
AID request
other
PPRA violation
Procurement fraud
Service Delivery Issue
Solicitation of bribe
Theft of goods
Quarterly progression – Logged Complaints
Quarterly Progression - Logged Complaints
1400
1303
1200
1000
800
600
549
516
605
591
489
395
400
432
378
278
252
200
0
OIG Fig
JulJan-Mar'11 Apr-Jun'11 Jul-Sep'11 Oct-Dec'11 Jan-Mar'12 Apr-Jun'12 Jul-Sep'12 Oct-Dec'12 Jan-Mar'13 Apr-Jun'13
Sep'13(Qtr
(Qtr 2 Yr 1) (Qtr 3 Yr 1) (Qtr 4 Yr 1) (Qtr 1 Yr 2) (Qtr 2 Yr 2) (Qtr 3 Yr 2) (Qtr 4 Yr 2) (Qtr 1 Yr 3) (Qtr 2 Yr 3) (Qtr 3 Yr 3)
4 Yr 3)
516
1303
549
489
605
591
395
432
378
278
252
Provincial Breakdown of Complaints
Province Percentage
80.00%
73.93%
70.00%
60.00%
Punjab
50.00%
Sind
40.00%
Balouchistan
KPK
30.00%
Other
20.00%
11.58%
10.00%
6.13%
0.00%
1
4.41%
3.52%
Provincial Breakdown of Complaints
76
312
70
759
Khyberpakhtunkhwa
11
FATA
Punjab
78
Gilgit Baltistan
Azad Kashmir
424
Balochistan
Sindh
Federal Government
4211
Results
• Significant program improvements
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USAID scholarship program procedures improved
$200 million + in grants programs managed by local NGOs enhanced
Increased emphasis on conflict of interest policies
Service delivery improvements by WFP
Termination of 3 USAID Projects
3 USAID debarments/1 UN permanent suspension
Questioned costs of over $6 million
Expected savings of over $2 million
Termination of over 25 NGO employees
Recoveries or savings of over $200K on grants programs
Numerous education officials terminated for diverting cooking oil
meant for children
Thank You

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