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News

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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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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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.

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2020 HQAI donor round table

November 2020

The participants at the annual October donor round table discussed the importance of the CHS and independent quality assurance. Read the report here.

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HQAI in 90 seconds

November 2020

HQAI explained in 90 seconds. We made it, and with a smile.

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Mission East's commitment to crisis-affected communities

November 2020

Mission East's experience of being certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard.

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The Subsidy Fund is revolutionising organisations

November 2020

TPO Uganda's take on independent verification against the CHS.

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Podcast on Humanitarian Standards

October 2020

Listen to the Rethinking Development #Podcast on Humanitarian Standards.

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Humanitarian Accountability Report 2020

October 2020

The Humanitarian Accountability Report (#HAR2020) is out! Access the full report here.

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safeguarding - new scandal

October 2020

New allegations against sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers point - again - to the unacceptable.

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Join the launch of the Humanitarian Accountability Report on 6th October

September 2020

Launch of the Humanitarian Accountability Report (#HAR2020) gives answers.