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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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Annual report 2021

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

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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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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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Accreditation

July 2021

HQAI's CHS certification scheme continues to conform with ISO/IEC 17065:2012. Accreditation is the “certification of the certifying body”.

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H2H in action: HQAI profile

May 2021
HQAI featured in the H2H network. Read the interview with Désirée Walter.

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About the urgency not to reinvent the wheel

April 2021
Independent mechanisms to measure accountability already exist.