When organisations are more accountable to the people they serve, they deliver higher quality, more effective aid.

We advise, guide and train organisations to:

  • Be accountable to affected people (AAP)
  • Protect against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (PSEAH) and
  • Better manage people

The Core Humanitarian Standard provides the framework and we assist organisations to apply this standard, to verify performance against its nine commitments, and to improve over time.


People and communities vulnerable to risk and affected by disaster, conflict or poverty, can access quality assistance and hold organisations accountable.


To promote respect for the rights and dignity of people and communities vulnerable to risk and affected by disaster, conflict or poverty and enhance the effectiveness and impact of assistance by building a culture of quality and accountability.


The most important ways in which we will play our part are:

  1. We will use evidence and experience to persuade the sector to apply the CHS to their policies and practice.
  2. We will periodically review the CHS (as a member of the CHS governance team) and continually review the CHS verification scheme.
  3. We will support organisations to strengthen their capacity to meet, and continuously verify against, the CHS.


There are five core values that guide the staff of the CHS Alliance. Together, we:

  • Aim for excellence
  • Work as a team
  • Respect and care for each other
  • Act with integrity
  • Think creatively

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