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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.

Intermediary Impact Study Report

The promising results are out: Measuring CHS commitments leads to stronger accountability and improved quality.

Annual Report 2023 Out

Our 2023 annual report is now available. Discover more about HQAI’s work, partners, and lessons learned.

News posts

HiHFAD’s CHS Certification journey

December 2023

Interview with Essam Abdely, Program Development & Grants Manager at HiHFAD.

Successful election of the esteemed candidates to the General Assembly and the Advisory and Complaint Board (ACB)

December 2023

We are delighted to officially declare the successful election of the esteemed candidates to the General Assembly and the Advisory and Complaint Board (ACB).

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ACT Alliance appeal upheld

November 2023

Independent Appeal Panel upholds appeal by ACT Alliance.

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Why accreditation matters: How ISO standard improves the quality of certification bodies

November 2023

Accreditation is a key requirement for certification bodies and improves the quality of their services.

Building Foundation for Development’s CHS Certification journey

September 2023

Interview with Abdullah Al Kaff, Partnership Officer, Building Foundation for Development in Yemen.

Désirée Walter's interview by International Geneva

September 2023

International Geneva interviewed Désirée Walter, our Executive Director, about our work.

Robust, reliable, covering significant aspects of donor requirements

June 2023

Supervisor auditor Marie Grasmuck answers important question about the CHS+ pilot project in this interview.

Change in Leadership

June 2023
Announcement of the change in Leadership.

Annual report 2022

March 2023.

HQAI Annual report 2022.

CHS+ Pilot Project

March 2023
CHS+ Pilot Project - HQAI now has a proof of concept that CHS+ audits can meet key due diligence requirements of strategic donors as a result of the pilot in Bangladesh.

ICVA membership

March 2023
HQAI is proud to announce its brand-new membership to the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) network, a global consortium of over 140 members active in humanitarian response across the world.

Impact on accountability

January 2023
Independent CHS quality assurance has a demonstrated positive impact on organisations' accountability.