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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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HQAI Certification process

HQAI Certification process against the CHS: The Key to Successful Humanitarian and Development Initiatives.

Intermediary Impact Study Report

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

Stronger CHS Out Soon

A stronger Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) driven by crisis-affected people and communities will be officially launched in March 2024.

News posts

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.

HQAI Round Table 2022

December 2022
CHS certification as an enabler of localisation.

HQAI audits: The story of DRC

December 2022

"We are on a journey of continuous learning and improvement that has a baseline." The people from DRC discuss their path towards certification while highlighting its advantages. The larger narrative presents a positive picture towards certification and this interview, in particular, would help understand the relevance of CHS through an audited organisation's perspective. Indeed, CHS certification incentivises accountability!

Job opening - QA Manager

November 2022
Job opening at HQAI Secretariat - Senior QA Manager (100%) I Geneva

HQAI takes a stand

November 2022
What our job entails, how it works and the journey ahead.

HQAI. So you can #TrustAid

July 2022
HQAI. So You Can #TrustAid.

Benefits of CHS Verification for Donor Due Diligence: less duplication, another step towards localisation

May 2022

During the 2022 Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) organised by OCHA, HQAI and CHSA held the session “Benefits of CHS Verification for Donor Due Diligence: less duplication, another step towards localisation”. The aim was to give the floor to representatives of key stakeholders in the aid sector -more specifically auditors, representatives of local NGOs and donors- to hear about already existing solutions to the challenges linked to donor due diligence alignment and localisation.