Success Stories

Whistleblower Protection

Posted by IRD HQ

What is whistleblower protection? IRD complies with 41 USC §4712, which provides whistleblower protection to those who report fraud, waste, or abuse of US government funds. Whistleblowing means disclosure of what you believe is evidence of any of the following:

    Gross mismanagement of a federal contract, grant, or cooperative agreement A gross waste...
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Filed Under: Compliance

Pakistan Anti-Fraud Hotline

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IRD, in cooperation with USAID/Pakistan and the USAID Office of the Inspector General, is committed to eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in project work. USAID/Pakistan has, in cooperation with the USAID Office of Inspector General, established the Anti-Fraud Hotline to provide an avenue for the reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse which may be associated w... more

Filed Under: Compliance

E-Zines in Record Time

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One-hundred and twenty eager faces looked on as the names of the winning community electronic magazines, or “e-zines,” were announced. Only a month earlier, members of the media team convened at one of the 20 targeted schools for the second training session on media and communication under the Cultivating Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environments (CISLE) project. Du... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Education, Youth, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan

The Fountain of Youth

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“Syrians don’t know how to sit,” says 24-year-old Mahmoud as he slowly twists the barrel of a gun into a knot. “Look at the culture we have built in Za’atari, the city, the life. It’s not much but we built it.” If one looks beyond the challenges of this refugee camp, putting on hold the need to clean city streets and fill water tanks and push young children... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Education, Women & Gender, Youth, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan, Syria

Imagining the People, Not the Numbers

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“My life is nothing if I give nothing,” says 24-year-old Mohammad al-Balki. Mohammad has been living in the Za’atari refugee camp since March 2014 and works with IRD as a social worker in the District 10 community center. He writes, “I feel hopeful since every day I meet new people with new needs. I seek to help them, to feel them. Such people don’t need money... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Education, Refugees, Women & Gender, Youth, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan, Syria