Following a global consultation during which numerous organisations and individuals tested the document in their work both in the field and at headquarter-level, the CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators have now been launched.

The CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators supplement the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). Aimed at all humanitarian actors and organisations involved in planning, managing or implementing a humanitarian response, this document provides clarification on the Key Actions and Organisational Responsibilities laid out in the CHS and examines some of the practical challenges that may arise when applying the CHS. It explains why each of the Nine Commitments of the CHS is important and provides indicators and guiding questions to promote measurement of progress towards meeting the standard and drive continuous learning and improvement.

The CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators are currently being translated into Arabic, French and Spanish and these versions are expected to be available by the end of 2015. The CHS management team would like to gratefully acknowledge the financial support the Disasters Emergency Committee made available for the production of the Guidance Notes and Indicators. 

>> Download the CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators in English

>> Find out more about the consultation on the CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators