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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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LOCAL New Project

DRC, in collaboration with HQAI, ICVA, and SPONG, announces the launch of the project named LOCAL: LOwering CompliAnce burdens for Local and national associations.

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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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Stronger CHS Out

The Core Humanitarian Standard has been refreshed! This globally recognised standard sets the bar for how aid organisations should work with people and communities. Discover the changes.

News posts

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ACT Alliance appeal upheld

November 2023

Independent Appeal Panel upholds appeal by ACT Alliance.

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Why accreditation matters: How ISO standard improves the quality of certification bodies

November 2023

Accreditation is a key requirement for certification bodies and improves the quality of their services.

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Building Foundation for Development’s CHS Certification journey

September 2023

Interview with Abdullah Al Kaff, Partnership Officer, Building Foundation for Development in Yemen.

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Désirée Walter's interview by International Geneva

September 2023

International Geneva interviewed Désirée Walter, our Executive Director, about our work.

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Change in Leadership

June 2023
Announcement of the change in Leadership.

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ICVA membership

March 2023
HQAI is proud to announce its brand-new membership to the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) network, a global consortium of over 140 members active in humanitarian response across the world.

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Impact on accountability

January 2023
Independent CHS quality assurance has a demonstrated positive impact on organisations' accountability.

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HQAI Round Table 2022

December 2022
CHS certification as an enabler of localisation.

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Job opening - QA Manager

November 2022
Job opening at HQAI Secretariat - Senior QA Manager (100%) I Geneva

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HQAI takes a stand

November 2022
What our job entails, how it works and the journey ahead.

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HQAI. So you can #TrustAid

July 2022
HQAI. So You Can #TrustAid.

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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.