Protecting Welfare Systems from Fraud and Error

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Protecting welfare systems with a focus on prevention and cure.

Welfare fraud and error are common to all developed countries and costs governments billions.

Preventing welfare fraud has become essential in order to protect tax payers and citizens who really need benefits. The objective of most governments around the world is to reduce the welfare gap by 30% every year. But although anti-fraud cells exist in most public sector organizations, control methods and detection strategies are not optimally structured to tackle evolving practices of fraud, and achieve only limited success.