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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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Looking back at 2021

We've kept it short and concise. Read about the localisation agenda, improved accountability of aid, simplified donor due diligence, the CHS and HQAI's services.

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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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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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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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Takaful Alsham's CHS certification journey

March 2021

"Since the audit, we pay more attention to how we share information and set-up complaint channels," says Mohammed Ezeldeen, Takaful Alsham.

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Cath's auditor testimonial

March 2021

Cath Blunt shares insight into her work as an HQAI auditor.

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Sarah's auditor testimonial

March 2021

Sarah Kambarami shares insight into her work as an HQAI auditor.

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PLAN International's CHS independent verification journey

February 2021

"Independent verification against the CHS allows us to prioritise actions and it ensures that we are continuously learning and improving" says Emma Kelleher from PLAN International.

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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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ACT Alliance CHS certification journey

December 2020

"The changes we made have significantly improved our relationships with the communities we work with," says Rizwan Iqbal on the CHS-certification experience of the ACT Alliance Secretariat.

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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.