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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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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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Podcast on Humanitarian Standards

October 2020

Listen to the Rethinking Development #Podcast on Humanitarian Standards.

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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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Humanitarian Accountability Report 2020

October 2020

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

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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.

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UK Strategy on PSEAH endorses the CHS and HQAI

September 2020

The UK Strategy on PSEAH firmly endorses the CHS as a standard and HQAI as the body delivering verification against the CHS and improving capacity for local NGOs.

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New CHS Verification Scheme launched

June 2020

Learn more about the recently launched CHS verification scheme.

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Elissa Goucem's experience as an auditor

April 2019

An auditor's testimonial.

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Does the humanitarian sector need an Ombudsman?

September 2018

Initiatives to strengthen quality and accountability have been launched and mechanisms have been institutionalised. The state of play today.

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CHS story of change series – Medair’s environmental commitment

June 2020

Here CHS Alliance member Medair shares insights into what they are doing to meet Commitment Nine of the CHS.

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CHS story of change series – CAFOD’s partnership model

July 2020

Here CHS Alliance member CAFOD shares insights into how they are working with partners to meet Commitment Five of the CHS.

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A valuable innovation

2017

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

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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!