Policy on the protection of whistleblowers and witnesses

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Policy on the protection of whistleblowers and witnesses

GCF acknowledges the critical role of Whistleblowers and Witnesses in exposing Prohibited Practices and other acts of Wrongdoing in order to enable GCF to effectively prevent, detect, and mitigate such malfeasance and to safeguard the resources entrusted to its care. Whistleblowers and Witnesses play important roles in contributing to the mission of GCF. In protecting Whistleblowers and Witnesses, GCF is safeguarding its own financial, operational, and reputational integrity, and ultimately its efforts to make a significant and ambitious contribution to combat climate change.

The Policy on the Protection of Whistleblowers and Witnesses (“the Policy”) is an expression of the Fund’s zero-tolerance of fraud and corruption and is intended to provide clear avenues for exposing fraud and integrity violations. By so doing, it would facilitate the effective prevention and detection of such malfeasance. Furthermore, it would enable the GCF to safeguard the resources entrusted to its care and ensure that those resources are deployed effectively and efficiently.

Cover date 21 December 2018
Document type Policies, strategies, and guidelines
Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • Purpose
  • Definitions
  • Scope and applicability
  • General principles
  • Reporting and investigation of suspected wrongdoing
  • Reporting and investigation of retaliation
  • Cooperation with investigations
  • Protections and remedies for whistleblowers and witnesses
  • External reporting
  • Procedural safeguards
  • Communication, capacity building, and cooperation
  • Policy administration, monitoring, reporting, and review
  • Effective date