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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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Let's not reinvent the wheel.

Independent mechanisms to measure accountability already exist! More about the CHS and HQAI here.

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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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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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Localisation

September 2020

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

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CHS story of change series – CAFOD’s partnership model

July 2020

Here CHS Alliance member CAFOD shares insights into how they are working with partners to meet Commitment Five of the CHS.

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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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Hello Madam President

June 2020

Kate Halff takes over the Presidency of HQAI’s Board of Directors after five years of outstanding leadership under Professor Jacques Forster.

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CHS story of change series – Medair’s environmental commitment

June 2020

Here CHS Alliance member Medair shares insights into what they are doing to meet Commitment Nine of the CHS.

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New CHS Verification Scheme launched

June 2020

Learn more about the recently launched CHS verification scheme.

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Checks and balances – ZOA’s certified commitment

May 2020

As the first Dutch NGO to achieve certification against the CHS, we couldn’t wait to hear ZOA’s thoughts on the process.

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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.

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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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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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UNICEF first UN agency to benchmark against the CHS

January 2020

To celebrate UNICEF’s trailblazing CHS benchmarking, we interview Charles-Antoine Hofmann.