Controlling Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

… a core topic in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107

Topic description

This topic examines techniques for controlling fraud, waste, and abuse in the public sector.

Topic learning outcome

Upon completing this topic the student will be familiar with techniques for controlling fraud, waste, and abuse in the public sector, and be familiar with the concepts listed below.

Core concepts associated with this topic [DRAFT]
Corruption and Public Integrity

Misconduct vs. Deficiency


Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in Benefit Programs

Comparing Audit and Evaluation

Good Governance

Codes of Conduct

Internal Control

Modern Comptrollership

Internal Auditing

External Audit

Performance Audit

Auditor Independence

Atlas resource pages associated with this topic

OECD’s Bribery and Corruption Collection (

OECD’s CleanGovBiz (

The Institute of Internal Auditors (

Unlocking the Power of Internal Audit in the Public Sector (

Open access readings for 8 hours of preparation

The Atlas pages for the concept entries noted above.


Recommended readings in MPP and MPA courses

Toronto PPG1007 Putting Policy into Action – Strategic Implementation of Public Objectives


Concept comprehension questions

AQ107.11.01. Among statements a-d pertaining to the term xxx choose one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. xx

b. xx

c. xx

d. xx

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid statements.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 7 March 2019.

Image: Criminal Justice Connections, at, accessed 21 September 2017.