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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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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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Certification was an eye-opening experience for EFICOR

January 2020

EFICOR's certification journey.

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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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HQAI strategy is out!

December 2019

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

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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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Birgit Spiewok's experience as an auditor

October 2019

An auditor's testimonial.

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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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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].

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Elissa Goucem's experience as an auditor

April 2019

An auditor's testimonial.

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Johnny O'Regan's experience as an auditor

April 2019

An auditor's testimonial.

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Jo Thomson's experience as an auditor

April 2019

An auditor's testimonial.

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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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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.