Description of project
Audited Danish Church Aid Headquarters against the HAP standards. HAP standards have been introduced to make humanitarian action accountable to intended beneficiaries through self-regulation.
An agency certified against the HAP Standard means that it has been examined and tested through a formal third party independent system against the benchmarks and requirements contained within the HAP Standard and found to be in compliance.
HAP certification allows agencies to demonstrate their achievements in accountability and quality management in a process developed and recognised by humanitarian peers. It is a commitment – voluntarily made – of the centrality of beneficiaries to an agency’s humanitarian work.
The objective of this audit, was to verify if the applicant met the qualifying norms for certification (impartiality; not for profit status; financial accountability; humanitarian accountability framework). Verified if the humanitarian accountability and quality management standards and benchmarks were in place. http://www.hapinternational.org/projects/standard/hap-standard.aspx