Humanitarian Accountability Partnership
Established in 2003, HAP International is the humanitarian sector's first international self-regulatory body. Members of HAP are committed to meeting the highest standards of accountability and quality management.
More information about the outcome of the JSI process, which has paved the way for the development of a new humanitarian standards architecture, here
Launch of Improving Impact: do accountability mechanisms deliver results? on June 24 in Geneva
HAP has teamed up with Christian Aid and Save the Children to commission a report that for the first time provides concrete evidence of the way accountability mechanisms improve the value for money, efficiency, relevance, and sustainability of humanitarian and development projects. You can download Improving Impact: do accountability mechanisms deliver results? HAP will be launching this in Geneva on Monday June 24 – click on the invite above for more details!
HAP's 2012 Annual Report out now!
Welcome to HAP’s Annual Report for 2012, a year in which we made significant progress in our work to improve the accountability of humanitarian action to people affected by crises. The document provides a comprehensive overview of all of HAP’s activities last year, as well as giving a snapshot of the services that the organisation offers to its members and the wider humanitarian and development community. The report is the first document to be released as part of HAP’s innovative new visual identity, which will be rolled out across HAP’s digital and print materials in the coming months. We hope you like it! You can also read this document online as an e-book.
Download the Guide to the 2010 HAP Standard for free!
The Guide to the 2010 HAP Standard in Accountability and Quality Management is now available, free to download. The Guide puts the widely used 2010 HAP Standard into context and identifies challenges and solutions for organisations looking to instil accountability in their management systems. It also provides the user with a plethora of resources and case studies from HAP, its members and other organisations. The document provides practical guidance for implementation of the HAP Standard whose six benchmarks help ensure the needs of people affected by disasters drives humanitarian action. This is a must-read for those working in the humanitarian and development sector. You can also read this document online as an e-book.
19 June : HOLDING AID AGENCIES TO ACCOUNT IMPROVES VALUE FOR MONEY
Opportunities for local people to hold NGOs to account for their actions have improved in recent years, but there has been litt... More
12 June : CARE Kenya charts its accountability journey
The Quality and Accountability Journey for CARE Kenya: Dadaab Case Study (CARE Kenya, 2013) is based on the impact of a HAP dep... More
22 May : The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) is recertified by HAP
Geneva, 22 May 2013: CAFOD has successfully undergone HAP recertification, maintaining its position among a growing list of nat... More
21 May : HAP welcomes the British Red Cross as its newest member
Geneva, 21 May 2013: HAP International is pleased to announce that the British Red Cross has become the most recent member of t... More
17 May : First steps agreed to develop a new humanitarian standards architecture
The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP), People In Aid and the Sphere Project have now moved into the action phase to... More
2 May : Humanitarian standards consultation report now published
The global stakeholder consultation report on humanitarian standards, commissioned by the Joint Standards Initiative (JSI) has ... More
The latest resource to be added to this website is Report cover in the Accountability Resources (external) section on 17 June 2013.
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