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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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ACT Alliance CHS certification journey

December 2020

"The changes we made have significantly improved our relationships with the communities we work with," says Rizwan Iqbal on the CHS-certification experience of the ACT Alliance Secretariat.

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Welcome to the Board of Directors

December 2020

The General Assembly elected Maria Emilia Correa and Daniel Hitzig to HQAI’s Board of Directors.

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Short-Notice Audits add to the rigour of independent audits

November 2020

Short-notice audits add to the rigour of independent quality assurance and its potential to induce systemic changes in the aid sector.

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HQAI in 90 seconds

November 2020

HQAI explained in 90 seconds. We made it, and with a smile.

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Mission East's commitment to crisis-affected communities

November 2020

Mission East's experience of being certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard.

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The Subsidy Fund is revolutionising organisations

November 2020

TPO Uganda's take on independent verification against the CHS.

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2020 HQAI donor round table

November 2020

The participants at the annual October donor round table discussed the importance of the CHS and independent quality assurance. Read the report here.

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Podcast on Humanitarian Standards

October 2020

Listen to the Rethinking Development #Podcast on Humanitarian Standards.

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safeguarding - new scandal

October 2020

New allegations against sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers point - again - to the unacceptable.

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Humanitarian Accountability Report 2020

October 2020

The Humanitarian Accountability Report (#HAR2020) is out! Access the full report here.

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

September 2020

Launch of the Humanitarian Accountability Report (#HAR2020) gives answers.

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UK Strategy on PSEAH endorses the CHS and HQAI

September 2020

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.