Is the UNOPS reform glass half-full or half-empty?

29 August 2022 – Mukesh Kapila In exposing misconduct and mismanagement at UNOPS through a dozen or so articles in this series, some common themes have emerged to explain how egregious misdeeds including profiteering, fraud, and corruption got embedded at the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), enabled by an unaccountable leadership that enjoyedContinue reading Is the UNOPS reform glass half-full or half-empty?

How  the dodgy business of UNOPS is enabled from Geneva

How did the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) make the money that allowed it to construct the fraud-ridden and corruption-infested S3i enterprise? A key trail leads to Geneva – the centre of a remarkably brazen enterprise generating immoral profits.

UNOPS must stop lying and remove all its fraud-enabling Senior Leadership Team

8 June 2022 – Mukesh Kapila My previous article described the UNOPS Executive Board briefing on 16th May. It also referenced strong criticisms made by many Member-States who have belatedly recognised the mismanagement, misconduct, and potential fraud at UNOPS.  Finland was particularly outraged because it was conned into hosting the office of S3i  – theContinue reading “UNOPS must stop lying and remove all its fraud-enabling Senior Leadership Team”

What the UNOPS scandal teaches about multilateral vulnerabilities and reforms

25 May 2022 – Mukesh Kapila I have found over past weeks that professional circles familiar with the multilateral United Nations system tend to see or excuse its transgressions in nuanced terms.  It is as if the complexity of the contexts in which the UN functions confuses their moral direction-finder. Perhaps a weary cynicism andContinue reading “What the UNOPS scandal teaches about multilateral vulnerabilities and reforms”

Journey into the heart of a scandal: how UNOPS cheated donors, exploited the poor, and lost millions

I used a trip to India to see for myself how UNOPS’s social impact investing initiative for affordable housing via its partner SHS was doing. It wasn’t doing anything. The where did the money go?