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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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HQAI strategy is out!

December 2019

HQAI's 2020-2023 roadmap to enhance quality and accountability in the sector.

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We are here for good reasons

December 2019

We are proud to publish a document that explains how we got from the JEEAR to here.

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Harmonising donor assessments & CHS Verification

February 2020

The CHS Alliance and HQAI held an interactive discussion at HNPW on how CHS verification can cover a substantial amount of donor due diligence.

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Certification was a unique learning experience

October 2019

Nalan Üker talks about IBC's experience, challenges and benefits of their certification journey!

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Certification was an eye-opening experience for EFICOR

January 2020

EFICOR's certification journey.

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HQAI is accredited

December 2018

HQAI received accreditation against ISO/IEC 17065:2012 in 2018. Accreditation is the “certification of the certifying body”.

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UNICEF first UN agency to benchmark against the CHS

January 2020

To celebrate UNICEF’s trailblazing CHS benchmarking, we interview Charles-Antoine Hofmann.

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ActionAid First Group to achieve Independent Verification

August 2019

We feel privileged to hear from staff from across 16 members of the ActionAid Federation to find out how the Group verification process went.

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Our annual report 2019!

April 2020

A lot has changed over the last weeks but some (small) things still remain the same: April is the month of publication of our annual report.

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Will ECHO accept HQAI as a suitable audit organisation for FPAs?

April 2020

ECHO invites statutory ex-ante auditors to take into account the results of HQAI audits. We have strong arguments to go one step further.

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It's pronounced.... HQAI!

June 2019

Learn what auditors, donors and HQAI secretariat staff say about HQAI's services. And by the way, it is pronounced [eitẛkai].

Kate Halff
Hello Madam President

June 2020

Kate Halff takes over the Presidency of HQAI’s Board of Directors after five years of outstanding leadership under Professor Jacques Forster.