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Good news

Welcome to Good news at HQAI! Here you can dive into a collection of stories from audited, strategic and financial partners, from auditors and people affected by crisis who share their experience of working with us. We appreciate the insight of others on our work as independent auditor in the humanitarian and development sector.

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New President
Hello Madam President

Kate Halff takes over the Presidency of HQAI’s Board of Directors after five years of outstanding leadership under Professor Jacques Forster. Kate will use her vast experience and strategic qualities to build on the existing and help HQAI reach the next level, while putting a strong focus on team work and synergies.

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Checks and balances at ZOA

As the first ever Dutch NGO to achieve certification against the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), we couldn’t wait to hear ZOA’s thoughts on the process. Quality Manager, Gerard Hooiveld shares his insights and learnings…

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It's pronounced...

Our auditors Jo and Johnny speak about what it means to put communities at the centre by collecting their direct feedback on the ground. Why? To ensure quality and accountability throughout the system.

Good news posts

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Join the launch of the Humanitarian Accountability Report on 6th October

Five years since the launch of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), now is the time to take stock. Are we really making aid work better for crisis-affected people? The Humanitarian Accountability Report (#HAR2020) gives answers.

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UK Strategy on PSEAH endorses the CHS and HQAI

The UK Strategy on PSEAH firmly endorses the CHS as a standard and HQAI as the body delivering verification against the CHS and improving capacity for local NGOs.

Kate Halff
Hello Madam President

Kate Halff takes over the Presidency of HQAI’s Board of Directors after five years of outstanding leadership under Professor Jacques Forster.

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Localisation

What is HQAI's potential to support the localisation agenda?

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CHS story of change series – CAFOD’s partnership model

Here CHS Alliance member CAFOD shares insights into how they are working with partners to meet Commitment Five of the CHS.

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Auditor training 2020

Read more about what it takes - and what it means - to join our team of auditors.

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CHS story of change series – Medair’s environmental commitment

Here CHS Alliance member Medair shares insights into what they are doing to meet Commitment Nine of the CHS.

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New CHS Verification Scheme launched

Learn more about the recently launched CHS verification scheme.

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Will ECHO accept HQAI as a suitable audit organisation for FPAs?

ECHO invites statutory ex-ante auditors to take into account the results of HQAI audits. We have strong arguments to go one step further.

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It's pronounced.... HQAI!

Learn what auditors, donors and HQAI secretariat staff say about HQAI's services. And by the way, it is pronounced [eitẛkai].

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Our annual report 2019!

A lot has changed over the last weeks but some (small) things still remain the same: April is the month of publication of our annual report.

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Checks and balances – ZOA’s certified commitment

As the first Dutch NGO to achieve certification against the CHS, we couldn’t wait to hear ZOA’s thoughts on the process.