Anti-corruption and integrity in the public sector
Countering Fraud in Social Benefit Programmes
Taking Stock of Current Measures and Future Directions
This report takes stock of approaches taken by public organisations to counter external
fraud in social benefit programmes (SBP) and suggests areas for improvement. It provides
insights on preventive and detective measures, and promotes a risk-based approach
to addressing fraud and error in SBPs in line with the OECD Recommendation of the
Council on Public Integrity. It explores how public organisations can leverage data-driven
approaches to improve fraud detection, and how strengthening evaluation activities
can promote continuous improvement of anti-fraud measures.
Getting payments right in times of crisis: Maintaining resilient social welfare programmes, free from fraud and error
2 November 2020 14:30 – 15:45 CET
Social welfare programmes, whether they are meant to protect individuals and families or support businesses to maintain a sustainable economy, have a considerable impact on our lives. Fraud and error in social welfare programmes can hinder these programmes by undermining effective service delivery and threatening the achievement of programme objectives. Fraud and error also jeopardise public trust, and put into question the longevity and resilience of these programmes.
This webinar explored how governments are tackling fraud and error in times of crisis. The panel of experts shared experience and insights about what makes social welfare programmes “resilient,” showcasing ways they examine and mitigate fraud and error.
Julio Bacio Terracino, Acting Head of the Public Sector Integrity Division, Directorate for Public Governance, OECD
Anne Cairns, Manager, Audit Scotland
Alejandro Falla, Advisor, Contraloría General de la República (CGR), Colombia
Guillaume Filhon, Senior Project Manager, International Social Security Association (ISSA)