The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) is the result of a 12-month, three-stage consultation process during which humanitarian workers, communities and people affected by crisis, several hundred Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and networks, governments, United Nations and donor agencies, and academics rigorously analysed the content of the CS and tested it at headquarters and field level.
Consultation process, oversight and transparency
The process for developing the Core Humanitarian Standard was spearheaded by HAP International, People In Aid and the former Sphere Project (now replaced by Sphere) with the assistance of Groupe URD. Two external facilitators accompanied the process to ensure transparency and a fully participative process. Additional support was provided through the following
You can also read the full process architecture document, including Terms of Reference for the entities above.
Technical Advisory Group and Technical Steering Group Meetings
The Technical Advisory Group and Technical Steering Group met twice to discuss feedback from the consultations and approve changes to the Standard document. Meeting notes for each can be found below.
TAG/TSC Meeting notes – April 2014
TAG/TSC Meeting notes – October 2014
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