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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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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.

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New CHS Verification Scheme launched

June 2020

Learn more about the recently launched CHS verification scheme.

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Does the humanitarian sector need an Ombudsman?

September 2018

Initiatives to strengthen quality and accountability have been launched and mechanisms have been institutionalised. The state of play today.

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A valuable innovation

2017

Kate Halff shares her view on HQAI's potential in the humanitarian and development sector.

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Auditor training 2020

July 2020

Read more about what it takes - and what it means - to join our team of auditors.

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Localisation

September 2020

What is HQAI's potential to support the localisation agenda?

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HQAI strategy is out!

December 2019

HQAI's 2020-2023 roadmap to enhance quality and accountability in the sector.

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We are here for good reasons

December 2019

We are proud to publish a document that explains how we got from the JEEAR to here.

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Harmonising donor assessments & CHS Verification

February 2020

The CHS Alliance and HQAI held an interactive discussion at HNPW on how CHS verification can cover a substantial amount of donor due diligence.

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HQAI is accredited

December 2018

HQAI received accreditation against ISO/IEC 17065:2012 in 2018. Accreditation is the “certification of the certifying body”.

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Our annual report 2019!

April 2020

A lot has changed over the last weeks but some (small) things still remain the same: April is the month of publication of our annual report.

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Will ECHO accept HQAI as a suitable audit organisation for FPAs?

April 2020

ECHO invites statutory ex-ante auditors to take into account the results of HQAI audits. We have strong arguments to go one step further.