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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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Harmonising donor assessments & CHS Verification

The CHS Alliance and HQAI held an interactive discussion at HNPW on how CHS verification can cover a substantial amount of donor due diligence.

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UNICEF first UN agency to benchmark against the CHS

To celebrate UNICEF’s trailblazing CHS benchmarking, we interview Charles-Antoine Hofmann.

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Certification was an eye-opening experience for EFICOR

EFICOR's certification journey.

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Certification was a unique learning experience

Nalan Üker talks about IBC's experience, challenges and benefits of their certification journey!

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ActionAid First Group to achieve Independent Verification

We feel privileged to hear from staff from across 16 members of the ActionAid Federation to find out how the Group verification process went.

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We are here for good reasons

We are proud to publish a document that explains how we got from the JEEAR to here.

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Elissa Goucem's experience as an auditor

An auditor's testimonial.

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HQAI strategy is out!

HQAI's 2020-2023 roadmap to enhance quality and accountability in the sector.

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Johnny O'Regan's experience as an auditor

An auditor's testimonial.

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Jo Thomson's experience as an auditor

An auditor's testimonial.

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Brigit Spiewok's experience as an auditor

An auditor's testimonial.

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Getting off the banana skin

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Executive Director of Coast Trust shares his experience of becoming certified!