Subsidies available
HQAI wants its services to be available to everyone. A subsidy fund was specially created for small organisations, for which cost would be a barrier.

National and international organisations can
submit their candidacy to the independent
Fund Management Committee.
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Independent, systematic, beneficial
HQAI conducts third-party quality assessments of organisations working with affected populations,
auditing their practices against internationally recognized standards.
These services benefit the organisations, the affected populations and the sector.
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Supporting your effectiveness
Our prime motivation is to assist organisations working with communities affected by crisis or at risk of crisis to work as effectively as possible.
Involving all stakeholders in the process, our services may provide insights on improved methodologies, cost reduction and increased efficiency.
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Testimonials

Certification process has helped our staff

"The certification process has helped our staff to understand that the CHS really has to do with them, and they have a more holistic approach to it now.
The process has given us a momentum to improve our Quality & Accountability procedures and practices, a work that we had started some years ago."

Aarno Lahtinen, Finn Church Aid

2018-02-06T08:26:09+00:00

Aarno Lahtinen, Finn Church Aid

"The certification process has helped our staff to understand that the CHS really has to do with them, and they have a more holistic approach to it now. The process has given us a momentum to improve our Quality & Accountability procedures and practices, a work that we had started some years ago."

CHS on the table

"Norwegian Church Aid found the opening and closing meeting in the head office very helpful. It was a great opportunity to put the CHS on the table and have the General Secretary highlight the importance of the standard to all staff. A very positive experience.”

Kjell Magne Heide, NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID

2018-02-01T13:11:32+00:00

Kjell Magne Heide, NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID

"Norwegian Church Aid found the opening and closing meeting in the head office very helpful. It was a great opportunity to put the CHS on the table and have the General Secretary highlight the importance of the standard to all staff. A very positive experience.”

Certification an excellent tool

Quality and Accountability are a fundamental part of our vision and we would like our members to focus on these principles, too. We see the HQAI certification as an excellent tool to achieve this objective and expect to have a very close cooperation with HQAI in promoting this agenda of transparency.

Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, ACT Alliance

2017-11-30T09:38:10+00:00

Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, ACT Alliance

Quality and Accountability are a fundamental part of our vision and we would like our members to focus on these principles, too. We see the HQAI certification as an excellent tool to achieve this objective and expect to have a very close cooperation with HQAI in promoting this agenda of transparency.

Boost organisational momentum

"CHS certification process has helped us tremendously to re-boost our organisational momentum for continuous improvement to enhance quality and effectiveness across our global operations. Putting communities at the heart of our response, we strive to provide high quality assistance to those in need regardless of race, religion or nationality."

ISLAMIC RELIEF WORLDWIDE

2017-07-19T08:21:19+00:00

ISLAMIC RELIEF WORLDWIDE

"CHS certification process has helped us tremendously to re-boost our organisational momentum for continuous improvement to enhance quality and effectiveness across our global operations. Putting communities at the heart of our response, we strive to provide high quality assistance to those in need regardless of race, religion or nationality."

Baseline to measure and improve

"Plan International Germany is committed to continuously improving our accountability to affected people. The HQAI benchmarking exercise has provided an external, unbiased and independent assessment of our adherence to the Core Humanitarian Standard. It serves as a baseline from which we can measure, learn, and improve our progress while ensuring a systematic approach to the implementation of each commitment. The benchmarking experience has highlighted the importance of these standards throughout our work and brought awareness of the CHS to the forefront of the entire organisation."

Maike Roettger, PLAN INTERNATIONAL GERMANY

2017-02-01T11:12:44+00:00

Maike Roettger, PLAN INTERNATIONAL GERMANY

"Plan International Germany is committed to continuously improving our accountability to affected people. The HQAI benchmarking exercise has provided an external, unbiased and independent assessment of our adherence to the Core Humanitarian Standard. It serves as a baseline from which we can measure, learn, and improve our progress while ensuring a systematic approach to the implementation of each commitment. The benchmarking experience has highlighted the importance of these standards throughout our work and brought awareness of the CHS to the forefront of the entire organisation."

Continuous learning

"The certification process has been enormously helpful in building on our culture of learning and continual improvement"

David Bainbridge, TEARFUND INTERNATIONAL

2016-03-31T22:45:13+00:00

David Bainbridge, TEARFUND INTERNATIONAL

"The certification process has been enormously helpful in building on our culture of learning and continual improvement"

Credibility

"CHS certification strengthens our position with international partners and gives us credibility."

 

Mr Qassem Saad, Director of DEVELOPMENT ACTION WITHOUT BORDERS/NABA'A

2016-03-31T22:43:27+00:00

Mr Qassem Saad, Director of DEVELOPMENT ACTION WITHOUT BORDERS/NABA'A

"CHS certification strengthens our position with international partners and gives us credibility."  

Quality assurance is a two-way street between donors and NGOs

"Quality assurance is a two-way street: both donors and NGOs have the responsibility to lift the agenda."

Mille Døllner Fjeldsted, DANIDA

2018-02-09T08:50:47+00:00

Mille Døllner Fjeldsted, DANIDA

"Quality assurance is a two-way street: both donors and NGOs have the responsibility to lift the agenda."

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