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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.

Scroll through our News collection, search for specific key words or dive into one of the stories below.

Enjoy the read and let the communication team know if you want to contribute a News!

Happy reading!

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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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Jo Thomson'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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Birgit Spiewok's experience as an auditor

October 2019

An auditor's testimonial.

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Claire Goudsmit's experience as an auditor

August 2018

An auditor's testimonial.

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Auditor training 2020

July 2020

Read more about what it takes - and what it means - to join our team of auditors.

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Localisation

September 2020

What is HQAI's potential to support the localisation agenda?

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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”.