The CHS describes the essential elements of principled, accountable and high-quality humanitarian action. The draft CHS Monitoring and Verification Framework is a coherent and systematic approach to measuring how the CHS is used, and with what results. As such, it is an important quality assurance tool to ensure organisations are consistently assessing and reporting against the Standard using the same criteria, and generating comparable data.

The draft Framework includes indicators for each of the CHS Key Actions and Organisational Responsibilities to help determine how well the CHS is reflected in an organisation’s policies and practices. It has been field tested with several organisations, and, based on the feedback, updated versions will be released in the coming months, including guidance questions to interpret the indicators. 

You can find out more about the CHS Verification Scheme and have your say on the draft CHS Monitoring and Verification Framework. The deadline for comments is midnight CET, Tuesday 31 March 2015. 

For more information, please contact PHauselmann@hapinternational.org