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HQAI is extremely proud of its diverse network of audited organisations, strategic partners and donors. We are driven by our mission and consider them as partners with whom we want to reach a common goal: make aid better.

Our partners have strengthened HQAI’s position in different ways over the past years and give us momentum to continue serving the sector. We want to express our gratitude for their continuous support.


Certification increases the credibility of our programme and our reputation within the sector. Naser HAGHAMED, CEO, Islamic Relief Worldwide, January 2017


We’ve seen the progress and improvement of independently verified organisations and we can only invite other donors to COME ON BOARD. Mille DØLLNER FJELDSTED, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA), October 2019

Audited partners

The organisations that have been audited by HQAI against the CHS. They are diverse in terms of sizes (1 to 150 country programmes), types (UN agency, group, national, international) and mandates (humanitarian, development, advocacy). Almost 70% of our audited partners are certified and around one third of them are national or local organisations.

Learn more about our audited partners, read where they stand in applying the CHS in the audit report and explore their websites.

New on board


Diakonia is certified against the CHS!

national / certified since 2020
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HelpAge International

We are united in one goal: creating a fairer world for older people so they can live safe, healthy and dignified lives.

Independently verified since 2020 / international
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CARE International

Congratulations - CARE International is now independently verified.

Funding partners

HQAI was established as a start-up which requires donor funds to support its initial development until financial self-sufficiency is reached. None of HQAI’s successes so far would have been possible without the precious core financial support provided by: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Luxembourg, the Swiss Confederation and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

In addition to their direct financial contribution, HQAI’s major donors value HQAI’s initiative and facilitate its activities. Significant actors in the sector recognise - to various degrees - HQAI’s audit reports for their own due diligence processes, thus recognising that HQAI’s reports meet their current membership or partnership requirements. They provide invaluable support in explaining and promoting HQAI’s services.

Strategic partners

Our strategic partners are organisations in the humanitarian and development sector with whom we collaborate on reaching our common goals.