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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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An animated video explains what we do

How does an independent audit work? What are the different phases? What do organisations learn? A pleasant and fast way to get your answers.

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Looking back at 2021

We've kept it short and concise. Read about the localisation agenda, improved accountability of aid, simplified donor due diligence, the CHS and HQAI's services.

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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.

News posts

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HQAI. So you can #TrustAid

July 2022
HQAI. So You Can #TrustAid.

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Please meet our new ED

July 2022
We all welcome Joost Mönks to the HQAI family!

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Benefits of CHS Verification for Donor Due Diligence: less duplication, another step towards localisation

May 2022

During the 2022 Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) organised by OCHA, HQAI and CHSA held the session “Benefits of CHS Verification for Donor Due Diligence: less duplication, another step towards localisation”. The aim was to give the floor to representatives of key stakeholders in the aid sector -more specifically auditors, representatives of local NGOs and donors- to hear about already existing solutions to the challenges linked to donor due diligence alignment and localisation.

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Annual report 2021

April 2022
It is time to look back at 2021 - HQAI's annual report is ready.

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How NCA gives voice to their communities

March 2022

CHS Certification has great value in terms of accountability and transparency, because it ensures process checks and balances, empowering communities and giving them a voice to consult and question people in a position of power, which is what we work for. It has transformed attitudes, making communities aware of their rights and enhancing their self-esteem, paving the way to sustainable development for those communities.

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The CHS, a cutting-edge solution to promote quality and accountability

March 2022

I truly believe that in the future innovation will push CHS to a new stage. It is in fact a young initiative, but one that condenses the experience of an intellectual dialogue that has been ongoing for decades. Going forward, technology and the effects of the Grand Bargain might enable us to see an even more vibrant and effective environment around quality and accountability.

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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".