News And Opinions

Here OSACO team members share their views and insights on topical issues. If you have a particular question or issue you would like us to address please get in touch via [email protected].

OSACO Sponsors Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough

June 17, 2022

OSACO is proud to announce its support for the Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough. The Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough’s programmes currently reach more than 50 percent of Marlborough’s young people and are proven to bring positive changes to the lives of young people at the top of the south.

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Great Feedback For OSACO’s Workshops In Pakistan

June 15, 2022

OSACO was grateful to receive wonderful feedback about the SEA Misconduct Investigations Workshop it provided in Lahore, Pakistan at the end of last month (May 2022). In his closing remarks about the workshop, the Chief of Field for UNICEF’s Punjab office Will Broad Ngembe said that: Facilitators provided “thought-provoking sessions which have helped to demystify…

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New global strategic partnership will expand global reach for OSACO Group and F&C Consulting Group

May 13, 2022

OSACO Group Ltd (OSACO) and F&C Consulting Group (F&C) are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership that will expand the global reach of both businesses. Based in New Zealand, OSACO is a global and multi-lingual team of extensively experienced investigative consultants and specialists in compliance, governance, safeguarding, training, and anti-corruption. Based in Mexico, F&C…

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Jaydene Buckley NZ

First OSACO deployment in long-term safeguarding training delivery for UNICEF begins in Pakistan

May 11, 2022

OSACO Group begins first deployment in long-term contract to provide safeguarding investigation training for UNICEF global New Zealand-based OSACO Group begins a safeguarding investigation training, investigation management, and mentoring project with UNICEF in Pakistan this week as the first deployment of its five-year contract with the international child advocacy charity to provide such services. “This…

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Jaydene Buckley NZ

Lack of trust in internal processes doesn’t need to be status quo

March 16, 2022

It doesn’t need to be like this. That was my first thought as I read of yet another controversy involving FENZ (Fire and Emergency NZ) and UFBA (United Fire Brigades Association of NZ) around the same recurring issue – a lack of trust in the organisation to fairly and independently investigate allegations of bullying, harassment and sexual…

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Jaydene Buckley NZ

OSACO opinion piece on transparency and open government featured in national media

March 2, 2022

The latest Corruption Perceptions Index has been released, and it paints a worrying picture. Not because New Zealand has done badly, but because it could lead to complacency, which is the very last thing we or any country needs right now. As we know, complacency flourishes in the gap between perception and reality. New Zealanders have a…

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Don’t confuse risk identification with risk management

February 11, 2022

In these uncertain times, more and more organisations are looking at how they manage risks.  For many NGOs working in the humanitarian sector, effective risk management is a contractual requirement imposed by donors. While most organisations understand how to list their risks in a database or spreadsheet, many struggle with how to manage risks in…

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Jaydene Buckley NZ

No reason for complacency regarding corruption in NZ

February 4, 2022

The latest Corruption Perception Index has been released and it paints a worrying picture.  Typically, Aotearoa New Zealand scores highly on the index, and this year is no exception. Aotearoa has achieved a score of 88 out of a possible 100 alongside Finland and Denmark. This is the highest score achieved by any of the countries included. …

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Internal safeguarding insights from OSACO’s Sean Buckley

December 1, 2021

For international organisations – commercial and humanitarian – operating in regions around the globe, the cost of staff misconduct can be staggering in money, reputation and human misery. However, while terms like ‘internal investigations’ may conjure images of Big Brother colleagues, in reality, training key staff in the basics of competent investigation can profoundly impact…

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