Update to HQAI audit analysis

The results of a few mid-term audits have been published on HQAI website, those of the Church of Sweden, Tearfund, Naba’a, and Christian Aid (a new organization, TPO Uganda, has also been audited, but the results are not available on the website). I updated the results of the initial audit with the scores of the …

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An interesting note

A few days ago, a quick memo on the debate about the need of an ombudsman for the humanitarian sector was published, with the signatures of Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop (HERE), Kate Halff (SCHR) and Pierre Hauselmann (HQAI). To me, the content of the note is in a nutshell: let's avoid to re-invent the wheel, …

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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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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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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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