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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 2020

April 2021
It is time to look back at 2020 - HQAI's annual report is ready.

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Towards harmonisation

April 2021
The CHS audit helped Act Church of Sweden meet the requirements for ECHO funding.

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Towards improvement: discover the audit journey with HQAI

April 2021

Towards improvement: discover the audit journey with HQAI.

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HQAI response to IDC report

February 2021

HQAI appreciates the continued momentum that the report has provided in the pursuit of more efficient actions and standards to tackle SEA. However, some statements in the report need clarifying.

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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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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.