Further considerations from HQAI Learning Event

This is the second of two posts of reflection stemming from the HQAI learning event on partnerships that took place on June 13th. The first one is here. In this second part, I will focus more specifically on the role of standards and certifications. The moment you decide to abide to a standard, you are …

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Some considerations from HQAI Learning Event

Last Wednesday I attended the HQAI learning event that took place at the Geneva Graduate Institute, with (im)balance of partnership as the main topic of discussion . For those unfamiliar with HQAI and its work, I wrote about them here and here and here. It was quite a dense day and the quality of the …

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Update to the analysis of CHS scores

A few new organizations have been audited by HQAI against the CHS since I posted my analysis of scores some weeks ago. I have updated and reviewed the R code, which now can be found on github together with the data used (as accessed on 22nd May 2018). In the future I would like to …

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Reflections on Kate Germano’s Fight like a girl

I have to admit that I have some sort of weird and totally irrational fascination for the United States Marine Corps. Be it out of historical interest, passion for Vietnam war movies, the allure of the Blue Dress, I read with interest anything around and about the Corps. So when I read this article by …

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IRIN on PSEA and standards

On IRIN, an interesting article on the role of standars and certification schemes in the aftermath of Oxfam scandal and the #MeToo movement. I wrote about it in a couple of entries a few weeks ago: On sexual abuse in humanitarian contexts. What can the sector learn from forest management? Going back to humanitarian standards. …

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