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Welcome to 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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Improving Efficiency in PSEA Assessments

UN Implementing Partner PSEA Capacity Assessments Fully Covered by HQAI CHS Audits

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Intermediary Impact Study Report

The promising results are out: Measuring CHS commitments leads to stronger accountability and improved quality.

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Annual Report 2023 Out

Our 2023 annual report is now available. Discover more about HQAI’s work, partners, and lessons learned.

News posts

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Change in HQAI's leadership

February 2022
Important change in HQAI's leadership - new Executive Director by mid-2022

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Job opening - Information Technology Technician

April 2022
Job opening at HQAI Secretariat - IT Technician (100%) I Geneva

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The Independent Verification Experience of WVI

January 2022

"We have always wanted to put affected people at the centre, enforcing the 9 Commitments of the Standard. Donors are increasingly demanding that quality assurance mechanisms be in place, and if we can streamline them across the sector, then we believe that CHS is the one."

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Accreditation, HQAI's backbone

January 2022

On accreditation and HQAI's accreditation body, Accredia

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A day in the life of Jorge

December 2021

I recall a woman telling me " Thanks to the support from the organisation, I have changed my life. Before I was a victim, while now, I am a leader."

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Elisabeth's experience as an HQAI auditor

November 2021

"We as auditors consider organisations as partners, and we share the same goal, which is being accountable to affected people and improving the quality of assistance. One of the most rewarding experiences is listening to people and supporting them".

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2021 Donor Round Table

November 2021
The CHS and independent audits are efficient drivers towards aligning Due Diligence requirements and can contribute to significantly decreasing transaction costs.

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Auditor Training

November 2021
A new auditor training session will take place in April 2022. Registrations are open until February 28, 2022

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North-South Cooperation analysed by Professor J.Forster

November 2021
HQAI is proud to announce the publication of Founding Member and former President Professor J.Forster's books on the topic of North-South cooperation.

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ECOSOC

October 2021
HQAI obtains special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

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Job opening

September 2021
Job opening at HQAI Secretariat - Executive Director (100%) I Geneva

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ADRA Denmark's CHS Independent Verification & bridge to Certification

July 2021

"Creating genuine opportunities to communicate, complain or comment is important. The feedback opportunity is widely used in many contexts and the fact that the communities talk to us is a very positive sign."