What is the CHS Alliance?

The CHS Alliance is a global alliance of humanitarian and development organisations committed to making aid work better for people. We believe organisations deliver higher quality, more effective aid when they are accountable to the people they serve.

Together, we are a movement to strengthen accountability and to put people affected by crisis at the heart of what we do by applying the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).

The Alliance was formed in 2015 by bringing together the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International, which focused on accountability to affected people, and People in Aid, which focused on people management in the humanitarian aid and development sectors. We are headquartered in Geneva and maintain a presence in London.

Together, we have more than two decades of experience in supporting the sector in applying standards and good practices.

Key Partners

The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) serves as an important reference point for the work of CHS Alliance. Other organisations that provide important CHS-related products and services include Sphere, Groupe URD and the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI).We are proud to be a member of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, a network that supports quality and accountability in humanitarian action by promoting the development and cross sectoral use of standards.