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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.

Scroll through our News collection, search for specific key words or dive into one of the stories below.

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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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Claire Goudsmit's experience as an auditor

August 2018

An auditor's testimonial.

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Getting off the banana skin

April 2018

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Executive Director of Coast Trust shares his experience of becoming certified!

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A valuable innovation

2017

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

News-ECOSOC
ECOSOC

October 2021
HQAI obtains special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

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An insight on DCA's CHS Certification Journey

September 2021

Something that we would like to investigate moving forward is how we can support selected partners in conducting their own CHS self-assessment.

In the medium-long term, we would like to see that it’s not only us being certified, but also our partners.

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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.

Training of auditors
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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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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Elisabeth's experience as an HQAI auditor

November 2021

"We as auditors consider organisations as partners, and we share the same goal, which is being accountable to affected people and improving the quality of assistance. One of the most rewarding experiences is listening to people and supporting them".